Burlesque definitions

bər-lĕsk'
The definition of burlesque refers to a performance or farce that depends on exaggeration or to comedy that depends upon exaggeration for its humor.

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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A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
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A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty.

The antics of the defense attorneys turned the trial into a burlesque of justice.

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A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
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To imitate mockingly or humorously.
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To use the methods or techniques of burlesque.
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Any broadly comic or satirical imitation, as of a writing, play, etc.; derisive caricature; parody.
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A sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.
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Derisively or comically imitating.
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Of or connected with burlesque (vaudeville)
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To imitate derisively or comically; parody.
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A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody.
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A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
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A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
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To make a burlesque parody of.
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To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
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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