Meaning of CARTOON in English

CARTOON

/ kɑːˈtuːn; NAmE kɑːrˈt-/ noun

1.

an amusing drawing in a newspaper or magazine, especially one about politics or events in the news

2.

= comic strip

3.

(also ˌanimated carˈtoon ) a film / movie made by photographing a series of gradually changing drawings or models, so that they look as if they are moving :

a Walt Disney cartoon

a cartoon character

4.

( technical ) a drawing made by an artist as a preparation for a painting

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (in sense 4): from Italian cartone , from carta , from Latin carta , charta , from Greek khartēs papyrus leaf. Sense 1 dates from the mid 19th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.