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English definition of “cartoon”

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

cartoon noun [C] (FILM)

A2 a film, usually a funny one, made using characters and images that are drawn rather than real
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