Definition of toon in English:


Syllabification: toon
Pronunciation: /to͞on


1A cartoon film.
More example sentences
  • The toons in question are actually webtoons, Flash animations originally produced for the Warner Brothers Animation website.
  • In fact, animated political toons have been part of the Web ever since bandwidth would allow.
  • These toons not only grew Cartoon Network's audience by triple digits, they beat out late night old-schoolers for draws of 18-to 24-year-olds.
1.1A character in a cartoon film.
More example sentences
  • If papa or mama wants to dance with a toon character, we suppose they will be obliged.
  • The graphics focus on different moods and actions of the toon characters and come in colours such as spiced red and turquoise blue.
  • And I was wondering, as I always do with plot devices like this, why the human characters deal so calmly with the appearance of toons.


1930s: shortening of cartoon.

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