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parody

noun

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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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parody

verb

Synonyms of parody (Entry 2 of 2)

to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of
  • parodying a public figure's distinctive mannerisms takes particular talent

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Noun

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

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The first known use of parody was in 1607

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“Parody.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/parody. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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