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Definition & Synonyms

• Burlesque

  1. (v. t.) To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
  2. (n.) A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
  3. (n.) An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.
  4. (a.) 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.
  5. (n.) Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.
  6. (v. i.) To employ burlesque.

Charade, Lampoon, Mockery, Parody, Pasquinade, Travesty,