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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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