Parody meaning

păr'ə-dē
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.

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Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty.

The trial was a parody of justice.

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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.
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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.
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Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty.

The trial was a parody of justice.

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To make a parody of.
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To make a parody of.
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A poor or weak imitation.
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To make a parody of.
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A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
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(archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
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To make a parody of something.

The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.

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Origin of parody

  • Latin parōdia from Greek parōidiā para- subsidiary to para–1 aoidē, ōidē song wed-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin parōdia from Greek parōidiā para- subsidiary to para–1 aoidē, ōidē song wed-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin parodia, from Ancient Greek παρῳδία (parōdia, “parody"), from παρά (para, “besides") + ᾠδή (ōidÄ“, “song").
    From Wiktionary