Meaning of CARTOON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kär-ˈtün ]


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)


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 verb

• car·toon·ing noun

• car·toon·ish -ˈtü-nish adjective

• car·toon·ish·ly adverb

• car·toon·ist -ˈtü-nist noun

• car·toon·like -ˈtün-ˌlīk adjective

• car·toony -ˈtü-nē adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.