Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cartoon, especially an animated cartoon.
  • noun A character in an animated cartoon.
  • noun A large deciduous tree (Toona ciliata) of tropical Asia, Australia, and New Guinea, having dark red, aromatic wood.
  • noun The wood of this tree.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of tone.
  • noun A dialectal form of town.
  • noun An East Indian tree, Cedrela Toona, found also in Java and Australia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • pl. of toe.
  • noun (Bot.) The reddish brown wood of an East Indian tree (Cedrela Toona) closely resembling the Spanish cedar; also. the tree itself.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun informal A cartoon, especially an animated television show.
  • noun informal, video games A player's avatar or visible character in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
  • noun Geordie A town.
  • noun botany A southeast Asian and Australian tree (Cedrela toona) of the mahogany family with fragrant dark red wood and flowers that yield a dye
  • noun the wood of this tree

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Abbreviation of cartoon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Dialectal variant of town.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hindi  (tūn), from Sanskrit  (tunnah).

Examples

  • My main toon is the guy I wanted to play and I gave him the powers I wanted to have.

    Interview with a Hero

  • I actually have the book the toon is in. .but just don't remember which one ...

    Conan and the Penguin People!

  • In both concept and execution, hand-drawn toon is a winner.

    Persepolis » Fanboy.com

  • Just wait until someone finds the dude who died in front of his computer playing WoW a year ago, and his toon is still logged in … ranro

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Today’s Comic: You never know…

  • I watch two channels, one of which carries the infamous Adult Swim, and as a result I've seen a bunch of Samurai Champloo. the 'toon is neat enough, but what really caugh my eye is the music - the scores are done mainly by Fat Jon (the most unsung producer out there, IMHO) and the Nujabes, a progressive Japanese hip-hop act.

    the smooth sword cuts without effort (Music (For Robots))

  • I watch two channels, one of which carries the infamous Adult Swim, and as a result I've seen a bunch of Samurai Champloo. the 'toon is neat enough, but what really caugh my eye is the music - the scores are done mainly by Fat Jon (the most unsung producer out there, IMHO) and the Nujabes, a progressive Japanese hip-hop act.

    Music (For Robots): July 2005 Archives

  • Kringe will co-direct the family-oriented toon, which is in development and will begin production in January 2010 ...

    Foreign Toonage

  • It's as if a man waur sair distressed because his toon was a dirty toon.

    Between You and Me

  • Object with a basic cel-shader (also known as a toon shader) and border detection.

    GameSpot's News, Screenshots, Movies, Reviews, Previews, Downloads, and Features

  • Director Lauren Montgomery has crafted a visually arresting toon, which is surprisingly adult in its depiction of violence and chock full of sexual innuendos.

    IGN DVD

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Of or pertaining to the city of Newcastle in England. This term derives from the characteristic Geordie pronunciation of town as toon. The supporters of Newcastle United Football Club are known as toons. Collectively, The Toon Army.

    November 28, 2007