Definition of toon in English:

toon

Syllabification: toon
Pronunciation: /to͞on
 
/

noun

informal
  • 1A cartoon film.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

1930s: shortening of cartoon.

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