cartoon
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Italian cartone pasteboard, cartoon, augmentative of carta leaf of paper — more at card Date: 1671 1. a preparatory design, drawing, or painting (as for a fresco) 2. a. a drawing intended as satire, caricature, or humor <
a political cartoon
>
b. comic strip 3. animated cartoon 4. a ludicrously simplistic, unrealistic, or one-dimensional portrayal or version <
the film's villain is an entertaining cartoon
>
cartoon verbcartooning nouncartoonish adjectivecartoonishly adverbcartoonist nouncartoonlike adjectivecartoony adjective

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  • Cartoon — Cartoon …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • cartoon — [ kartun ] n. m. • 1930; mot angl. « dessin » ♦ Anglic. Dessin destiné à composer un film de dessins animés, et par ext. Le film lui même. Un auteur de cartoons. Dessin d une bande dessinée. ⇒ vignette. ● cartoon nom masculin (anglais cartoon)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cartoon — Sm gezeichnete Bildgeschichte erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. cartoon, dieses aus frz. carton Zeichnung auf Karton, Karton , aus it. cartone, einem Augmentativum zu it. carta f. Papier , aus l. charta f. Papier, Schriftstück .… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Cartoon — Cartoon: Das Fremdwort mit der Bedeutung »Karikatur, Witzzeichnung, kurzer Comicstrip« wurde in der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. cartoon übernommen. Dieses geht über frz. carton »Zeichnung auf Karton« zurück auf ital. cartone, eine …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • cartoon — [kär to͞on′] n. [Fr carton < It cartone, both in CARTOON sense 2: see CARTON] 1. a drawing, as in a newspaper, caricaturing or symbolizing, often satirically, some event, situation, or person of topical interest 2. a full size preliminary… …   English World dictionary

  • cartoon — ► NOUN 1) a drawing executed in an exaggerated style for humorous or satirical effect. 2) (also cartoon strip) a narrative sequence of humorous drawings with captions in a comic, newspaper, or magazine. 3) a film made from a sequence of drawings …   English terms dictionary

  • Cartoon — Car*toon , n. [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard, cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st {card}.] [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cartoon — index caricature, copy, parody Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Cartoon — Cartoon,derod.das:Karikatur(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • cartoon — /kɑ: tu:n/, it. /kar tun/ s. ingl. (propr. disegno, vignetta ), usato in ital. al masch. (massm.) [film di animazione] ▶◀ [➨ cartone (2)] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cartoon — (n.) 1670s, a drawing on strong paper (used as a model for another work), from Fr. carton, from It. cartone strong, heavy paper, pasteboard, thus preliminary sketches made by artists on such paper (see CARTON (Cf. carton)). Extension to comical… …   Etymology dictionary

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