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Toon \Toon\, n. [Hind. tun, t[=u]n, Skr. tunna.] (Bot.) The reddish brown wood of an East Indian tree ( Cedrela Toona) closely resembling the Spanish cedar; also. the tree itself.


Toon \Toon\, obs. pl. of Toe.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

colloquial shortening of cartoon (n.), attested by 1985.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context informal English) A cartoon, especially an animated television show. 2 (context informal video games English) A player's avatar or visible character in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context botany English) A southeast Asian and Australian tree ((taxlink Cedrela toona species noshow=1)) of the mahogany family with fragrant dark red wood and flowers that yield a dye 2 the wood of this tree Etymology 3

n. (context Geordie English) A town.

Toon (role-playing game)

Toon is a role-playing game in which the players take the roles of cartoon characters. It is subtitled The Cartoon Roleplaying Game. Toon was designed by Greg Costikyan and developed by Warren Spector, and first published in 1984 by Steve Jackson Games.


Toon is a term popularized by the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit; it commonly refers to distinguish characters appearing in cartoons from regular humans. Related to this usage are:

  • Toon (role-playing game), a role-playing game published by Steve Jackson Games in which the players take the parts of cartoon characters
  • Toontown Online, a 2003 online computer role-playing game

toon may also refer to:

Usage examples of "toon".

Hij zweeg en het leek alsof hij in tranen zou uitbarsten, maar hij vermande zich en ging op doelbewuste toon verder.

Giuliani ging op dezelfde toon verder, maar Voelker was geschokt door zijn laatste woorden.

Verstraeten passeerde even Eline en Cateau om een album van een tafeltje te nemen, dien zij aan mevrouw Van der Stoor en mevrouw Eekhof wilde toonen.

In swift syllables he explained to Anto Rayl, and when they slowed to less than the speed of light over San Toa, Anto signalled for the opening of the great gateway.

In swift syllables he explained to Anto Rayl, and when-they slowed to less than the speed of light over San Toa, Anto signalled for the opening of the great gateway.

Bij een andere gelegenheid had de provinciale overste aan het ontbijt op barse toon iedereen bijzondere taken opgelegd, waarbij Sandoz de vervelendste corvee had gekregen.

Built of the timber of breadfruit and toa, and thatched beautifully with the russet-coloured leaves of the pandanus palm, oblong in shape, they bore an almost exact resemblance, inside and out, to the dwellings in Tahiti and Tubuai.

The Toon Leader reprimed his pistol, then holstered it, took off his belt and laid it aside, an example the others followed.

I entered the hotel, I checked my mailbox and found the invitation Angers had referred toa handsomely printed gilt-edged card which I was asked to display to the person appointed when presenting myself at a garden party at Presidential House, et cetera et cetera.

It wis pride in yir toon or village, in whae ye are, whaire ye come fae.

I guess there ain't nothin' on airth he loves better 'n that holler piece o' wood, and the toons that's inside o' it.

Barney was a cartoon character himself, squat and ugly, announcing kids' birthdays and cracking lame jokes between Looney Toons shorts.

The legionaries proved skilled help for the artisans, as they were used to aiding their own engineer pla toons.

Salamander Army was divided into the standard four toons of ten soldiers each.

Some commanders set up their toons so that A toon consisted of the best soldiers, and D toon had the worst.