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caricaturenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkær.ɪ.kə.tʃʊər/ us   /ˈker.ə.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.

caricatureverb [T]

uk   /ˈkær.ɪ.kə.tʃʊər/ us   /ˈker.ə.kə.tʃʊr/
caricaturist
noun [C] uk   /ˌkær.ɪ.kəˈtʃʊə.rɪst/ us   /ˌker.ə.kəˈtʃʊr.ɪst/
a person who creates caricatures
(Definition of caricature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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caricaturenoun [C/U]

us   /ˈkær·ɪ·kəˌtʃʊər, -tʃər/
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.

caricatureverb [T]

us   /ˈkær·ɪ·kəˌtʃʊər, -tʃər/
to show or describe a person in a ridiculous way: It’s so easy to caricature politicians.
(Definition of caricature from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “caricature”
in Vietnamese tranh biếm họa…
in Spanish caricatura…
in Malaysian karikatur…
in Thai ภาพล้อเลียนบุคคล…
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 Indonesian karikatur…
in Polish karykatura…
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