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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way; A theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor v. - Make a parody of adj. - Relating to or characteristic of a humorous and earthy show.

Usage examples (35)
  • burlesque theater
  • The word burlesque comes from the Latin word burra meaning nonsense and the Italian word burla meaning mockery.
  • He would later leave to play piano or organ in burlesque houses.
  • A “panto” is less pantomime and more what we in the “colonies” would call burlesque. for more
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