What does the word parody mean?

Usage examples for parody

  1. Five- and- twenty years ago the schools of art at South Kensington were the most comical in the world; they were the most complete parody on the Continental school of art possible to imagine. – Modern Painting by George Moore
  2. " He isn't anything of a man at all," said Hewson, in mechanical and melancholy parody. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  3. The latter he could only parody, but his parody was as infelicitous as Bacon's explanation of the " Wisdom of the Ancients." – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley