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A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody
A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s
To make a [[#Adjective|burlesque]] parody of
{a} merry, jocular, ridiculing, droll
{n} that species of language which excites laughter or ridicule by ludicrous images
{v} to ridicule, rally, lampoon, traduce
Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a trifling subject is treated with mock gravity; jocular; ironical
{f} mock, imitate in a comic fashion
a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease) relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; "burlesque theater
An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything
a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
Satire of a serious form of literature
To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language
To employ burlesque
Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire
make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"
A burlesque is a performance or a piece of writing that makes fun of something by copying it in an exaggerated way. You can also use burlesque to refer to a situation in real life that is like this. The book read like a black comic burlesque. a trio of burlesque Moscow stereotypes. In literature, comic imitation of a serious literary or artistic form that relies on an extravagant incongruity between a subject and its treatment. It is closely related to parody, though burlesque is generally broader and coarser. Early examples include the comedies of Aristophanes. English burlesque is chiefly drama. John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728), Henry Fielding's Tom Thumb (1730), and Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Critic (1779) are parodies of popular dramatic forms of the period. Victorian burlesque, usually light entertainment with music, was eclipsed by other popular forms by the late 19th century, and burlesque eventually came to incorporate and be identified with striptease acts (see burlesque show)
A work which is intended to ridicule by the use of grotesque exaggeration or by the treatment of a trifling subject with the gravity due a matter of great importance (See also Hudibrastic Verse, Lampoon, Mock Epic, Parody, Pasquinade, Satire) (Compare Antiphrasis, Irony)
a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
{i} mockery, caricature, comic imitation; comic performance
A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion
relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; "burlesque theater"
a work caricaturing another serious work An example is Samuel Butler's Hudibras
Hostile imitation of a literary form in order to ridicule it
burlesque show
Stage entertainment composed of slapstick sketches, bawdy humour, chorus numbers, and solo dances. Introduced in the U.S. in 1868 by a company of English chorus girls, it developed as a version of the minstrel show, divided into three parts: (1) a series of coarse humorous songs, slapstick sketches, and comic monologues; (2) the olio, or mixture of variety acts (e.g., acrobats, magicians, singers); and (3) chorus numbers and occasionally a takeoff, or burlesque, on politics or a current play. The show ended with an exotic dancer or a boxing match. In the early 20th century, many performers, including Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, and W.C. Fields, began their careers in burlesque. The addition of the striptease in the 1920s made a star of Gypsy Rose Lee, but censorship and competition from motion pictures soon led to burlesque's decline
A burlesque performer
One who burlesques
plural of burlesque