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cartoon

noun [C] uk   /kɑːˈtuːn/  us   /kɑːr-/

cartoon noun [C] (DRAWING)

A2 a drawing, especially in a newspaper or magazine, that tells a joke or makes a humorous political criticism specialized art in art, a drawing made especially in preparation for a painting
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cartoon noun [C] (FILM)

A2 a TV programme or short film, usually a funny one, made using characters and images that are drawn rather than real: The TV shows kids' cartoons on Saturday mornings.
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