Definition of burlesque:
- A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
- An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.
- Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.
- 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.
- To employ burlesque.
- To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
farce comedy, take-off, scoffing, charade, prank, takeoff, humbug, lampoon, trick, pasquinade, burly, hoax, respect, spoof, antic, parody, fraud, same, sendup, fraudulence, extravaganza, caper, travesty, performance, mockery, strip, jeering, dupery, put-on.
- dramatize (part of speech: verb)
- imitation (part of speech: noun)
- exaggerated (part of speech: adjective)
- exaggeration (part of speech: noun)
- misrepresentation (part of speech: noun)
drama (part of speech: noun)
- improvisational drama,
- dramatic (part of speech: adjective)
- ridicule (part of speech: verb)
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- "Catherine de' Medici", Honore de Balzac.
- "Famous Prima Donnas", Lewis Clinton Strang.