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burlesque

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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
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caricature, burlesque, parody, travesty mean a comic or grotesque imitation. caricature implies ludicrous exaggeration of the characteristic features of a subject.
    • caricatures of politicians in cartoons
burlesque implies mockery especially through giving a serious or lofty subject a frivolous treatment.
    • a nightclub burlesque of a trial in court
parody applies especially to treatment of a trivial or ludicrous subject in the exactly imitated style of a well-known author or work.
    • a witty parody of a popular novel
travesty implies that the subject remains unchanged but that the style is extravagant or absurd.
    • this production is a travesty of the opera

burlesque

Synonyms and Antonyms of burlesque

to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of

  • burlesquing the teacher's nervous tic isn't very nice
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