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Meaning of “caricature” in the English Dictionary

"caricature" in British English

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caricaturenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkær.ɪ.kə.tʃʊər/  us   /ˈker.ɪ.kə.tʃʊr/
(the ​art of making) a ​drawing or written or ​spokendescription of someone that usually makes them ​looksilly by making ​part of ​theirappearance 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 ​recentwork.figurative Over the ​years he's ​become a ​grotesque caricature of himself.

caricatureverb [T]

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

"caricature" in American English

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caricaturenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkær·ɪ·kəˌtʃʊər, -tʃər/
a ​drawing or a written or ​spokendescription 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 Spanish caricatura…
in Vietnamese tranh biếm họa…
in Malaysian karikatur…
in Thai ภาพล้อเลียนบุคคล…
in French caricature…
in German die Karikatur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漫画(艺术), 讽刺画, 讽刺描述…
in Turkish karikatür…
in Russian карикатура…
in Indonesian karikatur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漫畫(藝術), 諷刺畫, 諷刺描述:…
in Polish karykatura…
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