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caricature

noun [C/U]  /ˈkær·ɪ·kəˌtʃʊər, -tʃər/ us  
a drawing or a written or spoken description that makes part of someone's appearance or character more noticeable than it really is, or the skill of doing this: [C] I saw a wonderful caricature of the president in the newspaper.

caricature

verb [T]  /ˈkær·ɪ·kəˌtʃʊər, -tʃər/ us  
to show or describe a person in a ridiculous way: It’s so easy to caricature politicians.
Translations of “caricature”
in Spanish caricatura…
in French caricature…
in German die Karikatur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漫畫(藝術), 諷刺畫, 諷刺描述:…
in Russian карикатура…
in Turkish karikatür…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漫画(艺术), 讽刺画, 讽刺描述…
in Polish karykatura…
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