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burlesque

bur·lesque

burlesque

 
pronunciation:
buhr lesk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a book, play, skit, or the like that mocks something by comically treating it with inappropriate seriousness or levity.
The play is a burlesque that satirized the political scene of the time.
similar words:
farce, mock-heroic, parody, satire, skit, travesty
definition 2: any purposely ridiculous or grotesque treatment of a subject.
synonyms:
takeoff
similar words:
caricature, exaggeration, lampoon, mockery, parody, satire, spoof, travesty
definition 3: in the United States, a stage show that features unsophisticated burlesques, popular music, and often stripteases; vaudeville show.
similar words:
follies, revue, striptease, variety show, vaudeville
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or concerning a burlesque.
similar words:
comic, exaggerated, fantastic, farcical, grotesque, mocking, ridiculous, satirical
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: burlesqued, burlesques, burlesquing
definition: to ridicule by means of a burlesque.
similar words:
caricature, lampoon, make fun of, mock, parody, ridicule, satirize, spoof, travesty
derivation: burlesquer (n.)