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carton (KAR t'n) (noun)
A box made of cardboard: When the carton is empty, please place it in the recycling bin.
cartoon (KAR toon) (noun)
An amusing drawing of people or things which are often also intended for satirical or political purposes: That particular political cartoon in the newspaper always makes people laugh or, in some cases, there are those who may be offended.

On the side of the cereal carton was a note encouraging customers to collect the cartoon cards which were inside each box.

1. A drawing depicting a humorous situation, often accompanied by a caption.
2. A drawing representing current public figures or issues symbolically and often satirically; such as, a political cartoon.
3. An animated cartoon.
4. A comic strip.
5. Etymology: from French carton; from Italian cartone, "strong, heavy paper, pasteboard"; thus, "preliminary sketches made by artists on such paper"; from Middle Latin carta, "paper".

An extension to comical drawings in newspapers and magazines came in 1843. Cartoonist was first recorded in 1880.

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