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toon 1

1. A large deciduous tree (Toona ciliata) of tropical Asia, Australia, and New Guinea, having dark red, aromatic wood.
2. The wood of this tree.

[Hindi tūn, from Sanskrit tunnaḥ, variant of tuṇiḥ.]

toon 2

n. Informal
1. A cartoon, especially an animated cartoon.
2. A character in an animated cartoon.
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1. (Plants) a large meliaceous tree, Cedrela toona, of the East Indies and Australia, having clusters of flowers from which a dye is obtained
2. (Forestry) the close-grained red wood of this tree, used for furniture, carvings, etc
[from Hindi tūn, from Sanskrit tunna]


(Film) a cartoon character
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1. an Australasian tree, Cedrela toona, of the mahogany family, yielding an aromatic red wood used for furniture, carving, etc.
2. the wood itself.
[1800–10; < Hindi tūn < Skt tunna]


(sometimes cap.) a character in an animated cartoon.
[1980–85; shortening of cartoon]
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Noun1.toon - a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequencetoon - a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
short subject - a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
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At eight in the evening the schoolhouse was brilliantly lighted, and adorned with wreaths and fes- toons of foliage and flowers.
'They were talking aboot it, doon toon, last neeght,' replied John,
What I mean is, would he be likely to come down to the toon of, say one thousand pounds out of money that's as good as a man's own already?"
WHEN another night came the columns, changed to purple streaks, filed across two pon- toon bridges.
Else I'll ma' ye sing a toon ye wonna like." A good-tempered waggoner's patience has limits, and Tim was not to be urged further.
Look at the gallery of Toons created by other users and there will be more than enough inspiration to keep you going.
New York, NY, January 04, 2013 --( Illustrator and Cartoonist, Michelle Rooney has launched her new Roon Toons blog, the first cartoon was posted December 31st.
Chinese toons have long struggled in the face of stiff competition from the likes of "SpongeBob SquarePants" and Japanese anime classics, but Sun Lijun, one of Chinas top animation helmers and teachers, believes the local biz is set to explode.
So this time the jodi has taken to kiddie fare in a bid to score a hit together, with a whole bunch of toons for support.
In its seventh successful run, Cartoon Network's most celebrated event fulfilled its promise of maximum fun and excitement as our world famous Toons captained by the youngest superhero Ben Tennyson from Ben 10 and the evil Mojo Jojo, from The Powerpuff Girls battled at the pitch.
"Toddler Toons" ($9.95) is designed for preschoolers ages 2 to 5.
Cartoon Network, home of Cow and Chicken and Dexter's Laboratory, has a Web site that brings even more fab 'toons. Download interactive movies, starring PowerPuff Girls or Scooby Doo, and you create the plot!