Pronunciation: (kär-tOOn'), [key]
1. a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest.
2. See comic strip.
3. See animated cartoon.
4. Fine Arts.a full-scale design for a picture, ornamental motif or pattern, or the like, to be transferred to a fresco, tapestry, etc.
resembling a cartoon or caricature: The novel is full of predictable, cartoon characters, never believable as real people.
to represent by a cartoon.
to draw cartoons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.