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adj : relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; “burlesque
n 1: a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor;
consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes
2: a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous
way [syn: parody
v : make a parody of; “The students spoofed the teachers”
English → English
, a. [F. burlesque, fr. It. burlesco, fr.
burla jest, mockery, perh. for burrula, dim. of L. burrae
trifles. See Bur
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.
It is a dispute among the critics, whether burlesque
poetry runs best in heroic verse, like that of the
Dispensary, or in doggerel, like that of Hudibras.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Burlesqued
pr. & vb. n. Burlesquing
To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation
in action or in language.
They burlesqued the prophet Jeremiah's words, and
turned the expression he used into ridicule.
, v. i.
To employ burlesque.
1. Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque
Burlesque is therefore of two kinds; the first
represents mean persons in the accouterments of
heroes, the other describes great persons acting and
speaking like the basest among the people.
2. An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite
laughter, or to ridicule anything.
The dull burlesque appeared with impudence,
And pleased by novelty in spite of sense. --Dryden.
3. A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross
Who is it that admires, and from the heart is
attached to, national representative assemblies, but
must turn with horror and disgust from such a
profane burlesque and abominable perversion of that
sacred institute? --Burke.
Syn: Mockery; farce; travesty; mimicry.