Definitions for: Cartoon


[n] a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
[n] a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
[v] draw cartoons of



Webster (1913) Definition: Car*toon", n. [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard,
cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]
1. A design or study drawn of the full size, to serve as a
model for transferring or copying; -- used in the making
of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and the like; as,
the cartoons of Raphael.

2. A large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine;
esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of ``Puck.''

Synonyms: animated cartoon, sketch

See Also: cartoon strip, comic strip, draw, humor, humour, publication, short subject, strip, wit, witticism, wittiness

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