mock-heroic

noun
mock-he·​ro·​ic | \ ˌmäk-hi-ˈrō-ik How to pronounce mock-heroic (audio) , ˌmȯk-\

Definition of mock-heroic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a mock-heroic composition

called also mock-epic

mock-heroic

adjective

Definition of mock-heroic (Entry 2 of 2)

: ridiculing or burlesquing heroic style, character, or action a mock-heroic poem

Other Words from mock-heroic

Adjective

mock-heroically \ ˌmäk-​hi-​ˈrō-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce mock-heroically (audio) , ˌmȯk-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of mock-heroic

Noun

circa 1668, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1708, in the meaning defined above

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