- The definition of a parody is an imitation of something, particularly literature or a film, that is meant to make fun of it.
An example of parody is the film Scary Movie.
parody definition by Webster's New World
- a literary or musical work imitating the characteristic style of some other work or of a writer or composer in a satirical or humorous way, usually by applying it to an inappropriate subject
- the art of writing such works
- a poor or weak imitation
Origin: French parodie ; from Classical Latin parodia ; from Classical Greek parōidia, burlesque song ; from para-, beside (see para-) plush ōidē, song (see ode)
parody definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. par·o·dies
- a. A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule. See Synonyms at caricature.b. The genre of literature comprising such works.
- Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty: The trial was a parody of justice.
- Music The practice of reworking an already established composition, especially the incorporation into the Mass of material borrowed from other works, such as motets or madrigals.
Origin: Latin parōdia, from Greek parōidiā : para-, subsidiary to; see para-1 + aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots.
- pa·rodˈic , pa·rodˈi·cal adjective
- parˈo·dist noun
- parˌo·disˈtic adjective
parody - Cultural Definition
In art, music, or literature, a satire that mimics the style of its object.