The antics of the defense attorneys turned the trial into a burlesque of justice.
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.
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Origin of burlesque
- From French comical from Italian burlesco from burla joke probably from Spanish from Vulgar Latin burrula diminutive of Late Latin burrae nonsense from burra wool
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition