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Main Entry: car·toon
Pronunciation: kär-primarystresstün
Function: noun
Etymology: from Italian cartone "pasteboard, a sketch of a planned drawing or painting done on heavy paper," from carta "sheet of paper," from Latin charta "piece of papyrus" --related to 3CARD, CARTON
1 : a design, drawing, or painting made as a model for the finished work
2 a : a drawing intended as a humorous comment on public affairs b : COMIC STRIP
3 : ANIMATED CARTOON
- car·toon·ist /-primarystresstü-nschwast/ noun

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