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caricature

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkær.ɪ.kə.tʃʊər/  us   /ˈker.ɪ.kə.tʃʊr/
(the art of making) a drawing or written or spoken description of someone that usually makes them look silly by making part of their appearance or character more noticeable than it really is: The characters in his early novels are a lot subtler than the overblown caricatures in his more recent work.figurative Over the years he's become a grotesque caricature of himself.

caricature

verb [T] uk   /ˈkær.ɪ.kə.tʃʊər/  us   /ˈker.ɪ.kə.tʃʊr/
to create a caricature: Charles Dickens caricatured lawyers (= represented them in a way which made them look silly) in several of his novels.
caricaturist
noun [C] uk   /ˌkær.ɪ.kəˈtʃʊə.rɪst/  us   /ˌker.ɪ.kəˈtʃʊr.ɪst/
a person who creates caricatures
Translations of “caricature”
in Vietnamese tranh biếm họa…
in Spanish caricatura…
in Thai ภาพล้อเลียนบุคคล…
in Malaysian karikatur…
in French caricature…
in German die Karikatur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漫畫(藝術), 諷刺畫, 諷刺描述:…
in Indonesian karikatur…
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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