1AMFa short film that is made by photographing a series of drawings:
cartoon characters such as Donald Duck
2AVa funny drawing in a newspaper or magazine, especially about politicians or events in the news
3alsocartoon stripa set of drawings that tell a funny story, especially in a newspaper or magazine [= comic strip]
4AVtechnicala drawing that an artist does before starting to do a painting
WORD FOCUS: television WORD FOCUS: television similar words:TV, tellyBrE informal, the boxBrE informal, the tubeAmE informal programmes on television:the news, soap opera, sitcom, drama series, detective series, documentary, docusoap, game show, talk showalsochat showBritish English, made-for-TV movie, cartoon, reality TV, infomercial a TV programme shown on the Internet:webcast a company that broadcasts programmes:channel, station types of television broadcasts:terrestrialBritish English, cable, satellite, digital, pay-per-viewtelevision ➔ See alsotelevisionWORD FOCUS: film WORD FOCUS: film types of film:comedy, romantic comedy, drama, thriller, western, action film, horror film, war film, art house film, silent film, feature film films that use drawings or models:cartoon, animation, animated film films in general:cinema where you go to see a film :cinemaBritish English/movie theaterAmerican English, multiplex the people in a film:actor, actress, star, cast the people who make a film:director, producer, film crew, cameraman/camerawoman, scriptwriter the music for a film:soundtrack the words and the instructions to the actors:screenplay a short film advertising another film:trailer ➔ See alsofilm
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.