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Definition of Parody


  1. A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty.
  2. A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
  3. To write a parody upon; to burlesque.

Parody Quotations

When I was young and it was someone's birthday, I didn't have the money to buy nice presents so I would take my mom's camera and make a movie parody for whoever's birthday it was. When I'd show it them, they'd die laughing. That reaction was a high for me, and I loved that feeling.
David Henrie

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
Daniel Libeskind

Sometimes I think that a parody of democracy could be more dangerous than a blatant dictatorship, because that gives people an opportunity to avoid doing anything about it.
Aung San Suu Kyi

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Simone de Beauvoir

Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
Vladimir Nabokov
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Parody Translations

parody in French is parodie
parody in German is Parodie
parody in Spanish is parodia
parody in Swedish is parodi