Part of speech:
A literary work in which vices, follies, abuses, etc. are held up to ridicule and contempt
Characters with silly names or names with obvious meanings (the characters may even comment on the meanings of their or other characters’ names)
A picture or imitation of a person, literary style, etc. in which certain features or mannerisms are exaggerated for satirical effect
(Biology) The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection from predators.
A combination of circumstances or a result that is the opposite of what is or might be expected or considered appropriate
Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
Something, such as a prank, intended as a hoax or joke; a spoof.
The definition of burlesque refers to a performance or farce that depends on exaggeration or to comedy that depends upon exaggeration for its humor.
A written attack ridiculing a person, group, or institution.
A drawing, as in a newspaper, caricaturing or symbolizing, often satirically, some event, situation, or person of topical interest
A statement that twists fact; a misrepresentation.
A cut of meat suitable or prepared for roasting.
A satirical imitation or burlesque of the heroic manner or style.
The definition of a jest is a joke or teasing remark.
A teasing act or remark
To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture:
To ridicule or attack by means of satire.
To admit of being copied:
To exaggerate is defined as to stretch the truth or to make something seem bigger than it is.
To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
To mimic or resemble closely:
The definition of accuracy is the degree to which something is true or exact.
The act or an instance of imitating:
Ridicule is defined as what is said to make others joke about or laugh at someone.
Imitate is defined as to copy or use something as a model.
To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
To imitate or mimic, especially in a thoughtless or inept way.
A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. adj. Deceitful or dishonest.
Courteous expressions of regard
Someone or something identical with another:
The definition of a charade is an act or a pretense put on to make something appear different than what it is or a word or phrase that is acted out.
A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
The definition of derision is a feeling of deep hatred.
To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
- 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
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