burlesque

Definitions:

  • A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
  • A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty.
  • A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
  • To imitate mockingly or humorously.
  • To use the methods or techniques of burlesque.
  • To make ridiculous by mocking representation; caricature; travesty.
  • To use caricature.
  • Tending to excite laughter by a ludicrous contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a serious subject is treated ridiculously or a trifling one with solemnity.
  • A burlesque literary or dramatic composition; travesty; caricature.
  • A piece composed in burlesque style; a travesty; in modern use often specifically a theatrical piece, a kind of dramatic extravaganza, usually based upon a serious play or subject, with more or less music in it.
  • A ludicrous or debasing caricature of any kind; a gross perversion.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Parody, Travesty</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="caricature">caricature</internalXref>.
  • Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a trifling subject is treated with mock gravity; jocular; ironical.
  • Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.
  • An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.
  • A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
  • To employ burlesque.
  • To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
  • <xref>parodical</xref>
  • A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a <xref>parody</xref>
  • A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as <xref>striptease</xref>, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
  • To make a burlesque parody of
  • relating to or characteristic of a burlesque
  • a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
  • make a parody of
  • a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
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