Caricature

  • 1 CARICATURE — La caricature (de l’italien caricare , charger) est l’expression la plus évidente de la satire dans le graphisme, la peinture et même la statuaire. Elle fut longtemps confondue avec les manifestations du grotesque, mais depuis la fin des années… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 caricature — n Caricature, burlesque, parody, travesty are comparable as nouns meaning a grotesque or bizarre imitation of something and as verbs meaning to make such an imitation. Caricature implies ludicrous exaggeration or distortion (often pictorial) of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Caricature —   [ ka tyr], La Caricature, Titel von französischen satirischen Zeitschriften: La Caricature, gegründet 1830 und als Wochenblatt herausgegeben von Charles Philipon (* 1806, ✝ 1862), bekannt durch die Figur einer Birne für König Louis Philippe,… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 Caricature — Car i*ca*ture, n. [It. caricatura, fr. caricare to charge, overload, exaggerate. See {Charge}, v. t.] 1. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture. [1913 Webster] 2. A picture or other figure or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Caricature — Car i*ca*ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caricatured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caricaturing}.] To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque. [1913 Webster] He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one, with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 caricature — [kar′i kə chər, kar′i kəchoor΄] n. [Fr < It caricatura, satirical picture, lit., an overloading < caricare, to load, exaggerate < VL carricare: see CHARGE] 1. a picture or imitation of a person, literary style, etc. in which certain… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 caricature — 1748, from Fr. caricature (18c.), from It. caricatura satirical picture; an exaggeration, lit. an overloading, from caricare to load, exaggerate, from V.L. carricare (see CHARGE (Cf. charge)). The Italian form had been used in English from 1680s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 caricature — ► NOUN ▪ a depiction of a person in which distinguishing characteristics are exaggerated for comic or grotesque effect. ► VERB ▪ make a caricature of. DERIVATIVES caricatural adjective caricaturist noun. ORIGIN Italian caricatura, from Latin… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 caricature — I noun apery, cartoon, characterization, depiction, exaggerated likeness, exaggeration, farce, graphic treatment, grotesque portrayal, grotesque rendition, hyperbole, imitation, lampoon, mimicking, mimicry, mockery, overcoloring, overdrawing,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 caricature — CARICATURE. s. fém. Terme de Peinture, emprunté de l Italien. C est la même chose que Charge en Peinture. Voyez Chàrge …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 11 caricature — [n] exaggerated description in writing, drawing burlesque, cartoon, distortion, farce, imitation, lampoon, libel, mimicry, mockery, parody, pasquinade, pastiche, puton*, ridicule, satire, send up*, sham, takeoff*, travesty; concepts 271,386,625 …

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  • 12 Caricature — A caricature is either a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness, or in literature, a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and… …

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  • 13 Caricature — Une caricature est un genre littéraire de dessin humoristique qui charge certains traits de caractère souvent drôles, ridicules ou déplaisants dans la représentation d’un sujet. Autrefois, à l’époque de Léonardo Da Vinci, on appelait les… …

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  • 14 caricature — I. noun Etymology: Italian caricatura, literally, act of loading, from caricare to load, from Late Latin carricare Date: 1712 1. exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics 2. a representation especially in… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 caricature — (ka ri ca tu r ) s. f. 1°   Terme de peinture. Représentation grotesque de personnes, d événements qu on veut ridiculiser. Une caricature spirituelle. Les caricatures politiques. 2°   Imitation dérisoire, charge. Molière a fait le portrait de l… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 caricature — 1. noun a caricature of the Baldwin brothers Syn: cartoon, parody, satire, lampoon, burlesque; informal sendup, takeoff 2. verb she has turned to caricaturing her fellow actors Syn: parody, satirize, lampoon, make fun of, burlesque, mimic;… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 CARICATURE — n. f. Image satirique dans laquelle l’artiste représente d’une manière grotesque, bouffonne, les personnes qu’il veut tourner en dérision. La caricature est une arme très dangereuse. Les Français excellent dans la caricature. Par extension, en… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 caricature — caricaturable, adj. caricatural, adj. caricaturist, n. /kar i keuh cheuhr, choor /, n., v., caricatured, caricaturing. n. 1. a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things: His caricature… …

    Universalium

  • 19 caricature — noun 1 funny drawing of sb VERB + CARICATURE ▪ draw ▪ She draws caricatures of well known politicians. PREPOSITION ▪ caricature of ▪ a caricature …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 caricature — car|i|ca|ture1 [ˈkærıkətʃuə US tʃur] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: Italian caricatura, from caricare to load, make seem larger, worse, etc. , from Late Latin carricare; CHARGE2] 1.) a funny drawing of someone that makes them look silly… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English