Burlesque meaning

bər-lĕsk
A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
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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 literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
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A sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.
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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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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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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 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French burlesque, from Italian burlesco (“parodic”).

    From Wiktionary