WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
car•i•ca•ture /ˈkærɪkətʃɚ, -ˌtʃʊr/USA pronunciation n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.

  • [countable] a picture exaggerating the special features of a person or thing:The magazine with the caricature of the dictator was banned.
  • [uncountable] the art or process of producing such pictures:a master at caricature.
  • [countable] any imitation so distorted that it is unfair or misleadingly false:The essay was a caricature of real scholarship.

  • v. [+ object]
  • to make a caricature of:caricatured politicians on both the left and the right.
  • See burlesque.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    caricature /ˈkærɪkəˌtjʊə/ n
    1. a pictorial, written, or acted representation of a person, which exaggerates his characteristic traits for comic effect
    2. a ludicrously inadequate or inaccurate imitation
    1. (transitive) to represent in caricature or produce a caricature of
    Etymology: 18th Century: from Italian caricatura a distortion, exaggeration, from caricare to load, exaggerate; see cargo

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