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cartoonnoun [C]

uk   /kɑːˈtuːn/  us   /kɑːrˈtuːn/
  • cartoon noun [C] (DRAWING)

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.
(Definition of cartoon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cartoonnoun [C]

 us   /kɑrˈtun/
  • 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]  us   /kɑrˈtu·nəst/
a popular political cartoonist
(Definition of cartoon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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