Variant of parody
noun pl. parodies
- 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: Fr parodie < L parodia < Gr parōidia, burlesque song < para-, beside (see para-) + ōidē, song (see ode)
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