[par-uh-dee] /ˈpær ə di/
noun, plural parodies.
a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing:
his hilarious parody of Hamlet’s soliloquy.
the genre of literary composition represented by such imitations.
a burlesque imitation of a musical composition.
any humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation, as of a person, event, etc.
the use in the 16th century of borrowed material in a musical setting of the Mass (parody Mass)
a poor or feeble imitation or semblance; travesty:
His acting is a parody of his past greatness.
verb (used with object), parodied, parodying.
to imitate (a composition, author, etc.) for purposes of ridicule or satire.
to imitate poorly or feebly; travesty.
noun (pl) -dies
a musical, literary, or other composition that mimics the style of another composer, author, etc, in a humorous or satirical way
mimicry of someone’s individual manner in a humorous or satirical way
something so badly done as to seem an intentional mockery; travesty
verb -dies, -dying, -died
(transitive) to make a parody of
1590s (first recorded use in English is in Ben Jonson), from or in imitation of Latin parodia “parody,” from Greek paroidia “burlesque song or poem,” from para- “beside, parallel to” (see para- (1), in this case, “mock-“) + oide “song, ode” (see ode). The meaning “poor or feeble imitation” is from 1830. Related: Parodic; parodical.
c.1745, from parody (n.). Related: Parodied; parodying.
In art, music, or literature, a satire that mimics the style of its object.
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