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Another word for parody

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Noun
  1. A usually amusing caricature of another

      1. The act of rising in flight. Used of an aircraft or a rocket.
      2. The point or place from which one takes off.
      3. An amusing imitative caricature, parody, or burlesque.
      1. The act or an instance of imitating:
      2. Something derived or copied from an original, often in an inferior way:
      3. Repetition of a phrase or melody often with variations in key, rhythm, and voice.
  2. A false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something

      1. A debased or grotesque likeness:
      2. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
      3. To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.
      1. Something false or empty that is purported to be genuine:
      2. Deceitfulness or pretense:
      3. One who claims to be what he or she is not; an impostor or fraud:
      1. Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision.
      2. A specific act of ridicule or derision:
      3. An object of scorn or ridicule:
      1. To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride:
      2. To imitate in fun or derision:
      3. To mimic or resemble closely:
      1. A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.
      2. The branch of literature constituting such works.
      3. The broad or spirited humor characteristic of such works.
      1. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
      2. The art of creating such representations.
      3. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation:
      1. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
      2. A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty:
      3. A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
Verb
  1. To copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way

      1. A debased or grotesque likeness:
      2. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
      3. To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.
      1. To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride:
      2. To imitate in fun or derision:
      3. To mimic or resemble closely:
      1. To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture:
      2. To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock:
      3. To reproduce or simulate:
      1. To use or follow as a model:
      2. To copy the mannerisms or speech of; mimic:
      3. To copy (mannerisms or speech):
      1. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
      2. The art of creating such representations.
      3. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation:
      1. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
      2. A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty:
      3. A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
      1. Any of various tailless Old World primates of the superfamily Hominoidea, including the gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans.
      2. Any of various members of this superfamily bearing fur and usually living in the wild, especially orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, in contrast to humans. Not in scientific use.
      3. A tailed primate such as a monkey. Not in scientific use.
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Another word for parody

Noun
      1. Good-natured teasing or ridicule; banter.
      2. An instance of bantering or teasing.
      1. A playful or frivolous mood or manner:
      2. A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
      3. A playful or amusing act; a prank.
      1. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
      2. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning:
      3. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs:
      1. A form of ancient Greek and Roman theatrical entertainment in which familiar characters and situations were farcically portrayed on stage, often with coarse dialogue and ludicrous actions.
      2. A performance of or dialogue for such an entertainment.
      3. A performer in a mime.
      1. The act of ridiculing or laughing at someone or something.
      2. A state of being derided:
      1. Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision.
      2. A specific act of ridicule or derision:
      3. An object of scorn or ridicule:
      1. An elaborate, spectacular entertainment or display:
      2. A composition marked by freedom and diversity of form, often with burlesque elements and satirical or parodic intent.
      1. A satire or lampoon, especially one that ridicules a specific person, traditionally written and posted in a public place.
      2. To ridicule with a pasquinade; satirize or lampoon.
      1. A satirical imitation or burlesque of the heroic manner or style.
      1. To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
      2. To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
      3. To expose to great or excessive heat.
      1. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud. A false statement typically made with the intention to mislead. See fraud.
      1. The act or an instance of distorting.
      2. The condition of being distorted.
      3. A statement that twists fact; a misrepresentation.
      1. The act of heaping or piling up.
      2. The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth, reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
      3. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
      1. A drawing depicting a humorous situation, often accompanied by a caption.
      2. A drawing representing current public figures or issues symbolically and often satirically:
      3. A preliminary sketch similar in size to the work, such as a fresco, that is to be copied from it.
      1. An imitation or reproduction of an original; a duplicate:
      2. A file that has the same data as another file:
      3. One example of a printed text, picture, film, or recording:
      1. A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
      2. A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge:
      1. The act of rising in flight. Used of an aircraft or a rocket.
      2. The point or place from which one takes off.
      3. An amusing imitative caricature, parody, or burlesque.
      1. The act, practice, or art of mimicking.
      2. An instance of mimicking.
      3. The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection from predators.
      1. The act or an instance of imitating:
      2. Something derived or copied from an original, often in an inferior way:
      3. Repetition of a phrase or melody often with variations in key, rhythm, and voice.
      1. A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.
      2. The branch of literature constituting such works.
      3. The broad or spirited humor characteristic of such works.
      1. A satirical imitation; a parody or send-up.
      2. A deception or ruse.
      3. To do a spoof of; satirize.
      1. A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
      2. To ridicule or satirize in a lampoon.
      1. A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
      2. The branch of literature constituting such works.
      3. Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose human foolishness or vice.
      1. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
      2. A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty:
      3. A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
      1. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
      2. The art of creating such representations.
      3. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation:
      1. A debased or grotesque likeness:
      2. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
      3. To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.
Verb
      1. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
      2. To reduce in esteem or rank.
      1. To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
      2. To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
      3. To expose to great or excessive heat.
      1. A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
      2. To ridicule or satirize in a lampoon.
      1. To speak or shout derisively; mock.
      2. To abuse vocally; taunt:
      3. A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.
      1. To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride:
      2. To imitate in fun or derision:
      3. To mimic or resemble closely:
      1. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
      2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, reasonable, or accurate:
      3. To cause distortion in (a signal or waveform, for example).
      1. A playful or frivolous mood or manner:
      2. A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
      3. A playful or amusing act; a prank.
      1. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
      2. The art of creating such representations.
      3. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation:
      1. A form of ancient Greek and Roman theatrical entertainment in which familiar characters and situations were farcically portrayed on stage, often with coarse dialogue and ludicrous actions.
      2. A performance of or dialogue for such an entertainment.
      3. A performer in a mime.
      1. To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.
      1. To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate:
      2. To make overstatements.
      1. A debased or grotesque likeness:
      2. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
      3. To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.
      1. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
      2. A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty:
      3. A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
      1. An imitation or reproduction of an original; a duplicate:
      2. A file that has the same data as another file:
      3. One example of a printed text, picture, film, or recording:
      1. To ridicule or attack by means of satire.
      1. To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture:
      2. To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock:
      3. To reproduce or simulate:

Synonym Study

  • Burlesque , in this comparison, refers to a broadly comic or satirical imitation, and implies the handling of a serious subject lightly or flippantly, or of a trifling subject with mock seriousness
  • Caricature refers to a representation of a person or thing, in writing, performance, or esp. drawing, that ludicrously exaggerates its distinguishing features
  • Lampoon refers to a piece of strongly satirical writing that uses broad humor in attacking and ridiculing the faults and weaknesses of an individual or institution
  • Satire refers to a literary work in which follies, vices, stupidities, and abuses in life are held up to ridicule or contempt, esp. through the use of irony, sarcasm, and wit
  • Travesty , in contrast, implies that the subject matter is retained, but that the style and language are changed so as to give a grotesquely absurd effect
  • A parody ridicules a written work or writer by imitating the style closely, esp. so as to point up peculiarities or affectations, and usually also by distorting the content nonsensically or changing it to something absurdly incongruous