- 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)
- 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.