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Meaning of CARICATURE

Pronunciation:  'karukuchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  2. [v]  represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing caricatured the President"
 

CARICATURE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: ape, imitation, impersonation
 
 See Also: burlesque, charade, humor, humour, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty, wit, witticism, wittiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Car"i*ca*ture\, n. [It. caricatura, fr. caricare to
    charge, overload, exaggerate. See {Charge}, v. t.]
    1. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts
       or characteristics, as in a picture.
    
    2. A picture or other figure or description in which the
       peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as
       to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody. [Formerly
       written {caricatura}.]
    
             The truest likeness of the prince of French
             literature will be the one that has most of the look
             of a caricature.                      --I. Taylor.
    
             A grotesque caricature of virtue.     --Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Car"i*ca*ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caricatured};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Caricaturing}.]
    To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous
    exaggeration; to burlesque.
    
          He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one,
          with a masterly hand.                    --Lord
                                                   Lyttelton.
    
    
 
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