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English definition of “cartoon”

cartoon

noun [C]  /kɑrˈtun/ us  

cartoon noun [C] (DRAWING)

a drawing, esp. in a newspaper or magazine, that tells a joke or makes an amusing political criticism

cartoon noun [C] (MOVIE)

(also animated cartoon) a movie made using characters and images that are invented and drawn
cartoonist
noun [C]  /kɑrˈtu·nəst/ us  
a popular political cartoonist
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