Definition of Caricature

1. Noun. A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect.




2. Verb. Represent in or produce a caricature of. "The drawing caricatured the President"
Exact synonyms: Ape
Generic synonyms: Mock

Definition of Caricature

1. n. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.

2. v. t. To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.

Definition of Caricature

1. Noun. A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect. ¹

2. Noun. A grotesque misrepresentation. ¹

3. Verb. To represent someone in an exaggerated or distorted manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caricature

1. [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caricature

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caricature (current term)
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caridoid
caridoids

Literary usage of Caricature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"caricature helped the French revolution by familiarizing (lie people ... We do not, however, pretend to say that caricature has been always in the right. ..."

2. The Bookman (1903)
"caricature by 125 Mairie of Montmartre 242 Map of Pilgrim's Tourney 158 Map of ... caricature of 528 Menu of an Imperial Lunch. Cartoon 122 Mercería, The, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"Up to this date, though journalism and caricature had sometimes joined hands ... La caricature, founded by Philipen in 1831, and suppressed in 1833 after a ..."

4. The American Magazine of Art by American Federation of Arts (1918)
"WAR AND caricature design, and is calculated to enhance the memorial. ... WAR AND caricature With the possible exception of the Dutchman, Louis Raemaekers, ..."

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