Definition of “cartoon” - English Dictionary

“cartoon” in British English

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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)

“cartoon” in American English

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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)