caricature

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English[edit]

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A caricature of Abraham Lincoln.

Etymology[edit]

From French caricature.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkær.ɪ.kə.tʃʊɚ/

Noun[edit]

caricature (plural caricatures)

  1. A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect.
    • 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, The Onion AV Club:
      Men In Black 3 lacks the novelty of the first film, and its take on the late ’60s feels an awful lot like a psychedelic dress-up party, all broad caricatures and groovy vibes.
  2. A grotesque misrepresentation.
    • Macaulay
      A grotesque caricature of virtue.

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Verb[edit]

caricature (third-person singular simple present caricatures, present participle caricaturing, simple past and past participle caricatured)

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian caricatura.

Noun[edit]

caricature f (plural caricatures)

  1. caricature

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

caricature f

  1. plural form of caricatura