parody: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (par'u-dē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -dies, -died, -dy•ing.
- a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing: his hilarious parody of Hamlet's soliloquy.
- the genre of literary composition represented by such imitations.
- a burlesque imitation of a musical composition.
- any humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation, as of a person, event, etc.
- the use in the 16th century of borrowed material in a musical setting of the Mass
- a poor or feeble imitation or semblance; travesty: His acting is a parody of his past greatness.
- to imitate (a composition, author, etc.) for purposes of ridicule or satire.
- to imitate poorly or feebly; travesty.
- parody (Thesaurus)
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