caricature

noun
1 funny drawing of sb
VERB + CARICATURE
draw

She draws caricatures of well-known politicians.

PREPOSITION
caricature of

a caricature of Sherlock Holmes

2 exaggerated description of sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
crude, grotesque
mere

Most of his characters were mere caricatures.

VERB + CARICATURE
be, become
create
PREPOSITION
caricature of

The two stars have become crude caricatures of themselves.


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  • CARICATURE — La caricature (de l’italien caricare , charger) est l’expression la plus évidente de la satire dans le graphisme, la peinture et même la statuaire. Elle fut longtemps confondue avec les manifestations du grotesque, mais depuis la fin des années… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • caricature — n Caricature, burlesque, parody, travesty are comparable as nouns meaning a grotesque or bizarre imitation of something and as verbs meaning to make such an imitation. Caricature implies ludicrous exaggeration or distortion (often pictorial) of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Caricature —   [ ka tyr], La Caricature, Titel von französischen satirischen Zeitschriften: La Caricature, gegründet 1830 und als Wochenblatt herausgegeben von Charles Philipon (* 1806, ✝ 1862), bekannt durch die Figur einer Birne für König Louis Philippe,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Caricature — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A picture or other figure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caricature — 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. [1913 Webster] He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caricature — [kar′i kə chər, kar′i kəchoor΄] n. [Fr < It caricatura, satirical picture, lit., an overloading < caricare, to load, exaggerate < VL carricare: see CHARGE] 1. a picture or imitation of a person, literary style, etc. in which certain… …   English World dictionary

  • caricature — 1748, from Fr. caricature (18c.), from It. caricatura satirical picture; an exaggeration, lit. an overloading, from caricare to load, exaggerate, from V.L. carricare (see CHARGE (Cf. charge)). The Italian form had been used in English from 1680s …   Etymology dictionary

  • caricature — ► NOUN ▪ a depiction of a person in which distinguishing characteristics are exaggerated for comic or grotesque effect. ► VERB ▪ make a caricature of. DERIVATIVES caricatural adjective caricaturist noun. ORIGIN Italian caricatura, from Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • caricature — I noun apery, cartoon, characterization, depiction, exaggerated likeness, exaggeration, farce, graphic treatment, grotesque portrayal, grotesque rendition, hyperbole, imitation, lampoon, mimicking, mimicry, mockery, overcoloring, overdrawing,… …   Law dictionary

  • caricature — CARICATURE. s. fém. Terme de Peinture, emprunté de l Italien. C est la même chose que Charge en Peinture. Voyez Chàrge …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • caricature — [n] exaggerated description in writing, drawing burlesque, cartoon, distortion, farce, imitation, lampoon, libel, mimicry, mockery, parody, pasquinade, pastiche, puton*, ridicule, satire, send up*, sham, takeoff*, travesty; concepts 271,386,625 …   New thesaurus

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