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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Film, Visual
cartooncar‧toon /kɑːˈtuːn $ kɑːr-/ ●●○ S3 noun [countable]  1 AMFa short film that is made by photographing a series of drawings cartoon characters such as Donald Duck2 AVa funny drawing in a newspaper or magazine, especially about politicians or events in the news3 (also cartoon strip) a set of drawings that tell a funny story, especially in a newspaper or magazine syn comic strip4 AV technical a drawing that an artist does before starting to do a painting
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cartoonan editorial cartoonIn 1989, Adams launched his cartoon while still working at Pac Bell.Are you a big fan of cartoons?It's a long and drawn out affair - one minute of cartoon can take weeks to build.I produced the original cartoon in tempera; it was entitled Treasure Trove and based on an Aesop Fable.Other cartoons are lifeless; plenty of sitcoms offer droll toddlers and clever menials, bringing down their betters with disparaging asides.a satirical cartoon that appears in the Washington PostI'd spent the afternoon doing a strip cartoon of him.To refine the final video an early version of the cartoon was screened for children from five different countries.The cartoon shows a group of elephants trying to get into a phone-box.Disney executives believe the porcelain models will become another lucrative spin off for their cartoon empire.We always watch cartoons on Saturday mornings.
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