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burlesque

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of burlesque

  1. a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect <it is interesting to note that the first novel ever written in English was followed by a burlesque of it> Synonyms parody, caricature, put-on, rib, send-up, spoof, takeoff, travestyRelated Words lampoon, mockery, satire; comedy, farce, humor, sketch, slapstick, squib; distortion, exaggeration; imitation, impersonation, mimicking




burlesque

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of burlesque

  1. to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of <burlesquing the teacher's nervous tic isn't very nice> Synonyms mimic, caricature, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travestyRelated Words lampoon, pasquinade, satirize; deride, gibe (or jibe), ridicule; ape, copycat, monkey, parrot; duplicate, emulate, replicate, reproduce; act, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, sham, simulate; elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out), overdraw, overstate, put on; mime, pantomime; impersonate, perform, personate, play





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