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Burlesque

Bur`lesque´
a.1.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.
n.1.Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.
2.An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.
3.A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
v. t.1.To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
[imp. & p. p. Burlesqued ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Burlesquing ( ).]
v. i.1.To employ burlesque.
Noun1.Burlesqueburlesque - a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
2.Burlesqueburlesque - a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
Verb1.burlesque - make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"
Synonyms: spoof, parody
Adj.1.burlesque - relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; "burlesque theater"
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