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parody

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1 a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect

  • the musical is a parody of every biblical epic ever made
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2 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something

  • the young man sported a feeble parody of a mustache in a vain attempt to make himself look older
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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

parody

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

  • parodying a public figureʼs distinctive mannerisms takes particular talent
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