verb (used with object), car·i·ca·tured, car·i·ca·tur·ing.
- cariboo mountains,
- caribou inuit,
- caricature plant,
Origin of caricature
Examples from the Web for caricatural
Puck artists, like their predecessors, combined picture-making skills with a caricatural precision and a knack for lethal symbols.
Word Origin for caricature
1749, from caricature (n.). Related: Caricatured; caricaturing.
1748 (figurative), 1750 (literal), from French caricature (18c.), from Italian caricatura "satirical picture; an exaggeration," literally "an overloading," from caricare "to load, exaggerate," from Vulgar Latin carricare "to load a car" (see charge (v.)). The Italian form had been used in English from 1680s and was common 18c.
In art or literature, portrayal of an individual or thing that exaggerates and distorts prominent characteristics so as to make them appear ridiculous. Caricature is commonly a medium for satire.