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parody

par·o·dy

parody

 
pronunciation:
pae r di
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: parodies
definition 1: a humorous imitation in print, music, or performance of a serious person, work of art, or publication.
The spring musical, entitled "Spamlet, Prince of Cyberspace," is a parody of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet."
similar words:
burlesque, caricature, imitation, lampoon, mockery, satire, spoof, takeoff, travesty
definition 2: a poor or ridiculous attempt at something serious; travesty.
Her yearly visit to the church was a parody of religious conviction.
synonyms:
mockery
similar words:
burlesque, caricature, farce, travesty
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: parodied, parodies, parodying
definition: to imitate in a humorous way, as in order to ridicule.
She parodied her teacher's mannerisms.
synonyms:
mimic, mock, spoof
similar words:
ape, caricature, copy, echo, imitate, lampoon, make fun of, ridicule, satirize
derivations: parodic (adj.), parodist (n.)