meaning of cartoon

cartoon meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1670s, "a drawing on powerful report (used as a model for another work)," from French carton, from Italian cartone "powerful, heavy report, pasteboard," hence "preliminary sketches made by artists on such paper" (see carton). Extension to comical drawings-in papers and magazines is 1843. Punch has got the benevolence to announce, that in an early few his ensuing Volume he'll astonish the Parliamentary Committee by the book of several exquisite designs, become known as Punch's Cartoons! ["Punch," Summer 24, 1843] In addition see -oon.

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  • 1864 (suggested in cartooned), from cartoon (n.). Associated: Cartooning.

cartoon meaning in General Dictionary

draw cartoons of

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  • a humorous or satirical drawing posted in a newspaper or magazine
  • a film created by photographing a few cartoon drawings to offer the impression of movement when projected in rapid sequence
  • A design or research drawn of full-size, to serve as a design for transferring or copying; -- utilized in the creating of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and stuff like that; as, the cartoons of Raphael.
  • A large graphic design, such as a journal or magazine; esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of "Puck."

cartoon - German to English


Sentence Examples with the word cartoon

The place assigned to Leonardo for the preparation of his cartoon was the Sala del Papa at Santa Maria Novella.

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