caricature

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See also: caricaturé

English[edit]

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A caricature of Abraham Lincoln.

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Etymology[edit]

From French caricature, from Italian caricatura.

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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”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      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.

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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.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 180:
      Their faults grew suddenly perceptible, and their absurdities an unfailing subject of mimicry. All these, in his hands, became singularly amusing. Francesca, who had little knowledge, and no envy, of the individuals so relentlessly caricatured, could not help being entertained.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian caricatura, from the verb caricare (to load; to exaggerate), cognate with French charger.

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caricature f (plural caricatures)

  1. caricature

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Italian[edit]

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caricature f

  1. plural of caricatura

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɾikaˈtuɾe/, [ka.ɾi.kaˈt̪u.ɾe]

Verb[edit]

caricature

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of caricaturar.