parody

Part of speech: noun

Parodist.

Part of speech: verb

To burlesque; travesty.

Part of speech: noun

A burlesque composition imitating some serious work; a travesty.

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Usage examples "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", George Moore.
  2. " He isn't anything of a man at all," said Hewson, in mechanical and melancholy parody. - "Questionable Shapes", 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", William T. Smedley.