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Definition of Burlesque
Burlesque Bur*lesque", v. i.
To employ burlesque.
BurlesqueBurlesque Bur*lesque", a. [F. burlesque, fr. It. burlesco, fr.
burla jest, mockery, perh. for burrula, dim. of L. burrae
trifles. See Bur.]
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.
It is a dispute among the critics, whether burlesque
poetry runs best in heroic verse, like that of the
Dispensary, or in doggerel, like that of Hudibras.
Burlesque Bur*lesque", n.
1. Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque
Burlesque is therefore of two kinds; the first
represents mean persons in the accouterments of
heroes, the other describes great persons acting and
speaking like the basest among the people.
2. An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite
laughter, or to ridicule anything.
The dull burlesque appeared with impudence, And
pleased by novelty in spite of sense. --Dryden.
3. A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross
Who is it that admires, and from the heart is
attached to, national representative assemblies, but
must turn with horror and disgust from such a
profane burlesque and abominable perversion of that
sacred institute? --Burke.
Syn: Mockery; farce; travesty; mimicry.
Meaning of Burlesque from wikipedia
- A burlesque
is a literary, dramatic
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is a classic musical
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is a genre
of Victorian burlesque
hall, and minstrel
shows. Burlesque became
is a 2010 American backstage musical
Antin. It stars
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, is the revival
of the traditional American burlesque
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on the traditional burlesque
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is the soundtrack album
to the film of the same name, released
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is the 23rd studio album
singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released
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