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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To render ludicrous by imitating the language of. Also: a piece of writing or music that imitates another in such a way as to make fun of it.

Usage examples (34)
  • The play was a clever parody of the Victorian novel.
  • We have to stretch the term parody pretty far to talk about vids as parody.
  • Possibly the most horrifying part of this parody is the author's pen name: Harrison Geillor.
  • During her run for vice president, Sarah Palin learned that often the best response to parody is to embrace it. for more
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  • Word of the 2009 Nat. Spelling Bee finals.[pellingbeeshirleys!Field2]
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