An editorial cartoon in the newspaper is an example of a caricature.
- a picture or imitation of a person, literary style, etc. in which certain features or mannerisms are exaggerated for satirical effect
- the act or art of making such caricatures
- a likeness or imitation that is so distorted or inferior as to seem ludicrous
Origin of caricatureFrench from Italian caricatura, satirical picture, literally , an overloading from caricare, to load, exaggerate from Vulgar Latin carricare: see charge
transitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing
- a. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.b. The art of creating such representations.
- A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation: The trial was a caricature of justice.
transitive verbcar·i·ca·tured, car·i·ca·tur·ing, car·i·ca·tures
Origin of caricatureFrench from Italian caricatura from caricare to load, exaggerate from Late Latin carricāre from Latin carrus a Gallic type of wagon ; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
caricature (top) by George Sidney Shepherd (1784-1862) and photographic portrait (bottom) of Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen
(third-person singular simple present caricatures, present participle caricaturing, simple past and past participle caricatured)
From French caricature.