Meaning of CARTOON in English

CARTOON

n. & v.

--n.

1. a humorous drawing in a newspaper, magazine, etc., esp. as a topical comment.

2 a sequence of drawings, often with speech indicated, telling a story (strip cartoon).

3 a filmed sequence of drawings using the technique of animation.

4 a full-size drawing on stout paper as an artist's preliminary design for a painting, tapestry, mosaic, etc.

--v.

1. tr. draw a cartoon of.

2 intr. draw cartoons.

Derivatives:

cartoonist n.

Etymology: It. cartone f. carta CARD(1)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.