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mock-heroic

[ mok-hi-roh-ik ]
/ ˈmɒk hɪˈroʊ ɪk /
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adjective

imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action: mock-heroic dignity.
of or relating to a form of satire in which trivial subjects, characters, and events are treated in the ceremonious manner and with the elevated language and elaborate devices characteristic of the heroic style.

noun

an imitation or burlesque of something heroic.

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Origin of mock-heroic

First recorded in 1705–15

OTHER WORDS FROM mock-heroic

mock-he·ro·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mock-heroic

mock-heroic

adjective

(of a literary work, esp a poem) imitating the style of heroic poetry in order to satirize an unheroic subject, as in Pope's The Rape of the Lock

noun

burlesque imitation of the heroic style or of a single work in this style
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