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See also: caricaturé
- caricatura (archaic)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæɹɪkətʃʊɚ/, (rare) /kəˈɹɪkətʃʊɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæɹɪkətʃʊə/
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caricature (plural caricatures)
- 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”, in 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.
- A grotesque misrepresentation.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 3, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- A grotesque caricature of virtue.
- 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure:
- Anything more appalling than this jumbled mass of the remains of a departed race I cannot imagine, and what made it even more dreadful was that in this dry air a considerable number of the bodies had simply become desiccated with the skin still on them, and now, fixed in every conceivable position, stared at us out of the mountain of white bones, grotesquely horrible caricatures of humanity.
pictorial representation of someone for comic effect
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represent in exaggerated manner
caricature f (plural caricatures)
- “caricature” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural of
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of caricaturar.