verb (used with object), bur·lesqued, bur·lesquing.
verb (used without object), bur·lesqued, bur·lesquing.
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Origin of burlesque
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OTHER WORDS FROM burlesquebur·lesque·ly, adverbbur·lesqu·er, nounpre·bur·lesque, adjectiveun·bur·lesqued, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for burlesque
Modern burlesque had, by then, shed its reputation for seedy strip clubs and desperate acts.
Mixing innovative cocktails and dancing burlesque have one thing in common—they are both performances.
Burlesque artists are often in it for the costumes, spending what they earn on fabric, feathers, and crystals.
“The nature of the burlesque scene in London is as diverse as burlesque itself,” said Howard Wilmot, creator of Boylexe/Burlexe.
Boylexe is a spin-off of a show about women in burlesque called Burlexe, which likewise mixes striptease, monologue, and song.
The genius of the French language seems more particularly to lend itself to the fabrication of burlesque forms and subterfuges.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
Valmond stood watching intently, and the people were very still, for this seemed like real life, and no burlesque.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete|Gilbert Parker
I fancied that I had pitched my verses in so high a key that no one could mistake their burlesque intention.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Bad puns were evidently common on the stage before the days of Victorian burlesque.Witch, Warlock, and Magician|William Henry Davenport Adams
His haggard, melancholy mien was in admirable artistic contrast to his garb and the burlesque humour of his song.Tales of Northumbria|Howard Pease