caricature definition

  • noun:
    • A representation, specifically pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive functions or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque result.
    • the skill of producing such representations.
    • A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation: The test ended up being a caricature of justice.
    • A pictorial representation of somebody in which identifying functions are exaggerated for comic result.
    • A grotesque misrepresentation.
    • An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of components or qualities, as in a photo.
    • a photo or any other figure or information in which the peculiarities of someone or thing are so exaggerated on appear absurd; a burlesque; a parody.
    • A representation, pictorial or descriptive, where beauties or favorable points are hidden or perverted and peculiarities or problems overstated, to be able to make the individual or thing represented ridiculous, while a general likeness is retained.
    • Synonyms Caricature, Burlesque, Parody, Travesty. The distinguishing level of a caricature usually it absurdly exaggerates that which is characteristic, it might be by picture or by language. A burlesque renders its topic ludicrous by an incongruous manner of managing it, as by dealing with a grave topic gently, or a light topic gravely. Burlesque can be intentional or not. A parody deliberately burlesques a literary composition, generally a poem, by imitating its type, design, or language. In a parody the characters are changed, while in a travesty they have been retained, only the language becoming made absurd. (See travesty.) In a burlesque of a literary work the figures are often became other people which ludicrously advise their particular originals.
    • a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic result
  • verb-transitive:
    • To express or copy in an exaggerated, altered fashion.
    • to help make or draw a caricature of; to portray with absurd exaggeration; to burlesque.
  • verb:
    • To express somebody in an exaggerated or altered fashion.
    • express in or create a caricature of
  • others:
    • pret. and pp. caricatured, ppr. caricaturing. [⟨ caricature, n.; = French caricaturer = Sp. caricaturar.] To make or draw a caricature of; express in the manner of a caricature; burlesque.

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