What does cartoon mean?

Definitions for cartoon
kɑrˈtuncar·toon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cartoon, sketch(noun)

    a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

  2. cartoon, animated cartoon, toon(verb)

    a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence

  3. cartoon(verb)

    draw cartoons of

GCIDE

  1. Cartoon(n.)

    same as comic strip.

    Etymology: [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard, cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]

  2. Cartoon(n.)

    a motion picture consisting of a series of frames, each being a photograph of a drawing rather than a frame produced by filming a scene of true action, and in which the objects are displaced slightly in succeeding frames so as to give the appearance of motion when projected as a motion picture on the screen. The types of characters portrayed in such films are often similar or identical to those in a comic strip.

    Etymology: [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard, cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]

Wiktionary

  1. cartoon(Noun)

    A humorous drawing, often with a caption, or a strip of such drawings.

    Etymology: From Italian cartone, from carta

  2. cartoon(Noun)

    A drawing satirising current public figures.

    Etymology: From Italian cartone, from carta

  3. cartoon(Noun)

    An artist's preliminary sketch.

    Etymology: From Italian cartone, from carta

  4. cartoon(Noun)

    An animated piece of film which is often but not exclusively humorous.

    Etymology: From Italian cartone, from carta

  5. cartoon(Noun)

    A diagram in a scientific concept.

    Etymology: From Italian cartone, from carta

  6. cartoon(Verb)

    To draw a cartoon.

    Etymology: From Italian cartone, from carta

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cartoon(noun)

    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, fresco pantings and the like; as, the cartoons of Raphael

    Etymology: [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard, cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]

  2. Cartoon(noun)

    a large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine; esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of "Puck."

    Etymology: [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard, cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]

Freebase

  1. Cartoon

    A cartoon is a form of two-dimensional illustrated visual art. While the specific definition has changed over time, modern usage refers to a typically non-realistic or semi-realistic drawing or painting intended for satire, caricature, or humor, or to the artistic style of such works. An artist who creates cartoons is called a cartoonist. The term originated in the Middle Ages and first described a preparatory drawing for a piece of art, such as a painting, fresco, tapestry, or stained glass window. In the 19th century, it came to refer to humorous illustrations in magazines and newspapers, and in the early 20th century and onward it referred to comic strips and animated films.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cartoon

    kär-tōōn′, n. a preparatory drawing on strong paper to be transferred to frescoes, tapestry, &c.: any large sketch or design on paper, esp. a representation of current events in a comic paper.—v.t. to make a cartoon or working design: to caricature by a cartoon.—n. Cartoon′ist, one who makes cartoons. [Fr. carton (It. cartone), augmentative of Carte.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cartoon

    A type of program created and designed to produce and show laughter, fun, joy, love, unity, peace, positivity, creativity, kindness, sharing and simple loving acts and truths.

    We all love cartoons when the children are viewing them.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019  

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How to say cartoon in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cartoon in a Sentence

  1. Mohammad Moghimi:

    One of the pieces of evidence used against her was her sharing of a cartoon depicting members of the Iranian Parliament as animals on her Facebook page.

  2. Surprise Police:

    She was last seen wearing a white T-Shirt with cartoon characters Lilo and Stitch, blue jeans, and skateboard shoes with roses imprinted on the toes.

  3. Bill Clinton , 69:

    They’re running against a cartoon. Cartoons are two-dimensional, they’re easy to absorb. Life in the real world is complicated and real change is hard, and a lot of people even think it’s boring.

  4. Andrae Crouch:

    I memorized everything through sight, the shape of the word, some things that I write, you'll see a page with cartoon pictures or a drawing of a car -- like a Ford -- or a flag. I still do it on an occasion when a word is strange to me.

  5. Captain Dave Bender:

    So that thing came in … it was like that old cartoon, when the cat gets the fish and [ strips it clean ], it looked like the logo for the Bonefish Grill.

Images & Illustrations of cartoon

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Translations for cartoon

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  • spotprent, tekenprent, tekeningAfrikaans
  • فيلم كرتون, كاريكاتير, كاريكاتور, رسم هزلي, كرتونArabic
  • йәнһүрәтBashkir
  • cartó, dibuixos animats, tira còmica, caricaturaCatalan, Valencian
  • karikaturaCzech
  • tegnefilm, karikaturtegning, tegneserie, tegningDanish
  • Zeichentrickfilm, Karton, KarikaturGerman
  • boceto, diagrama, caricatura, chiste, tira cómica, dibujos animados, monos animadosSpanish
  • کارتونPersian
  • piirrossarja, piirrosfilmi, piirroselokuva, sarjakuva, luonnos, pilakuva, kaavio, piirretty, pilapiirrosFinnish
  • bande dessinée, dessin animé, caricature, BDFrench
  • कार्टूनHindi
  • cartone animatoItalian
  • 漫画, 風刺画, カートゥーン, 戯画, アニメーション, アニメJapanese
  • 애니메이션, 만화Korean
  • CartoonLatin
  • Cartoon, ZeechentrickfilmLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pakiwaitara, pakiwaituhiMāori
  • скица, карикатура, стрип, цртан филмMacedonian
  • kartunMalay
  • tekenfilmDutch
  • komiks, karykatura, film rysunkowy, szkic, kreskówka, historyjka, obrazkowaPolish
  • cartum, charge, desenho, caricatura, desenho animadoPortuguese
  • desen animat, caricatură, desenRomanian
  • шарж, комикс, карикатура, анимационный фильм, мультфильм, мультипликационный фильмRussian
  • crtani film, цртани филмSerbo-Croatian
  • komiks, skica, náčrt, karikatúra, kreslený filmSlovak
  • tshwantshiso ya sesomoSouthern Sotho
  • การ์ตูน, ภาพยนตร์การ์ตูนThai
  • phim hoạt họa, mạn họaVietnamese

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