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Definition of Burlesque


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

burlesque in German is Posse
burlesque in Spanish is burlesco