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The Definition of - caricature (verb)

    a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things:
    His caricature of the mayor in this morning's paper is the best he's ever drawn.
    the art or process of producing such pictures, descriptions, etc.
    any imitation or copy so distorted or inferior as to be ludicrous.
    verb (used with object), caricatured, caricaturing.
    to make a caricature of; represent in caricature.

Word Example of - caricature

    Example Sentences for caricature

    Since you will force me to tell it, a caricature of——Yourself, sir.

    A satire, an epigram, or a caricature may suffice to produce such a conviction.

    His chief gift to caricature is his unprecedented development of the narrative quality in pictorial art.

    From this caricature of itself the Jewish nationalism is safe.

    The very curious misereres in the church of Ludlow, in Shropshire, present the caricature reproduced in our cut No. 67.

    It is no wonder that their phraseology was a caricature of civilised language.

    I met many people whom it was very difficult to describe and impossible to caricature.

    Got it again later in the day for drawing a caricature of old Borkins.

    Finding this weapon of caricature ready-made to his hands, he used it freely, as did also his friends and his foes.

    No skilful artist in caricature fails to observe these principles.

Word Origin & History of - caricature

    Word Origin & History

    caricature 1748, from Fr. caricature, from It. caricatura "satirical picture," lit. "an overloading," from caricare "to load, exaggerate," from V.L. carricare (see charge). The It. form had been used in Eng. from c.1682.