V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. an extreme description or exaggeration of someone or something done for comic effect; 2. creation of such comic representations

Synonyms: parody, cartoon, exaggeration, spoof, burlesque


Tips: A caricature can be created in drawing, writing, or even speech.

Usage Examples:

His caricatures of popular political figures always added a bit of humor to the magazine. (spoofs, exaggerations)

Saturday Night Live often uses caricature to make fun of the people on the show as well as to parody well-known figures. (parody, burlesque)

That comedian is so good at caricature that his act is comprised mostly of impersonations. (parody, spoof)

There are many cartoonists who draw caricatures of tourists along the banks of the Seine in Paris. (cartoons, exaggerations)

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