- A play or comedy that exaggerates and makes fun of the drama in soap operas is an example of a burlesque show.
- A striptease act is an example of a burlesque show.
- any broadly comic or satirical imitation, as of a writing, play, etc.; derisive caricature; parody
- a sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.
Origin of burlesqueFrench from Italian burlesco from burla, a jest, mockery
- derisively or comically imitating
- of or connected with burlesque (vaudeville)
intransitive verb-·lesqued′, -·lesqu′ing
- A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
- A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty: The antics of the defense attorneys turned the trial into a burlesque of justice.
- A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
verbbur·lesqued, bur·lesqu·ing, bur·lesques
Origin of burlesqueFrom French comical from Italian burlesco from burla joke probably from Spanish from Vulgar Latin burrula diminutive of Late Latin burrae nonsense from burra wool
(third-person singular simple present burlesques, present participle burlesquing, simple past and past participle burlesqued)
- To make a burlesque parody of
- To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.