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Meaning of PARODY

Pronunciation:  'parudee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  humorous or satirical mimicry
  2. [n]  a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
  3. [v]  make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"
  4. [v]  make a spoof of; make fun of

PARODY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: burlesque, burlesque, charade, lampoon, mockery, mockery, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, spoof, spoof, takeoff, takeoff, travesty
 See Also: act, apery, caricature, imitation, impersonation, mimicry, mock, play, represent, travesty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par"o*dy\, n.; pl. {Parodies}. [L. parodia, Gr. ?; ?
    beside + ? a song: cf. F. parodie. See {Para-}, and {Ode}.]
    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.
             The lively parody which he wrote . . . on Dryden's
             ``Hind and Panther'' was received with great
             applause.                             --Macaulay.
    2. A popular maxim, adage, or proverb. [Obs.]
  2. \Par"o*dy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parodied}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Parodying}.] [Cf. F. parodier.]
    To write a parody upon; to burlesque.
          I have translated, or rather parodied, a poem of
          Horace.                                  --Pope.
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