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CARICATURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caricature mean? 

CARICATURE (noun)
  The noun CARICATURE has 1 sense:

1. a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

  Familiarity information: CARICATURE used as a noun is very rare.


CARICATURE (verb)
  The verb CARICATURE has 1 sense:

1. represent in or produce a caricature of

  Familiarity information: CARICATURE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARICATURE (noun)


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Meaning:

A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

caricature; impersonation; imitation

Hypernyms ("caricature" is a kind of...):

humor; humour; wit; witticism; wittiness (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "caricature"):

mock-heroic (a satirical imitation of heroic verse)

burlesque; charade; lampoon; mockery; parody; pasquinade; put-on; sendup; spoof; takeoff; travesty (a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way)


CARICATURE (verb)


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Meaning:

Represent in or produce a caricature of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

caricature; ape

Context example:

The drawing caricatured the President

Hypernyms (to "caricature" is one way to...):

mock (imitate with mockery and derision)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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