how to pronounce cartoon


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the above transcription of cartoon is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

cartoon is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cartoon in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… hagar the horrible cartoon strip and it …”

meanings of cartoon


  1. An animated piece of film which is often but not exclusively humorous.
  2. A diagram in a scientific concept.
  3. A humorous drawing, often with a caption, or a strip of such drawings.
  4. A drawing satirising current public figures.
  5. An artist's preliminary sketch.


  1. To draw a cartoon, a humorous drawing.
  2. To make a preliminary sketch.

cartoon frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cartoon occurs in english on average 5.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cartoon can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cartoon can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to cartoon


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