parody

[ par-uh-dee ]
/ ˈpær ə di /

noun, plural par·o·dies.

verb (used with object), par·o·died, par·o·dy·ing.

to imitate (a composition, author, etc.) for purposes of ridicule or satire.
to imitate poorly or feebly; travesty.

Origin of parody

1590–1600; < Latin parōdia a parody < Greek parōidía a burlesque song or poem. See par-, ode, -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM parody

par·o·di·a·ble, adjectiveself-par·o·dy, noun, plural self·-par·o·dies.un·par·o·died, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH parody

burlesque caricature cartoon parody satire (see synonym study at burlesque)

synonym study for parody

1, 2. See burlesque.
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British Dictionary definitions for parody

parody
/ (ˈpærədɪ) /

noun plural -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 or -died

(tr) to make a parody of

Derived forms of parody

parodic (pəˈrɒdɪk) or parodical, adjectiveparodist, noun

Word Origin for parody

C16: via Latin from Greek paroidiā satirical poem, from para- 1 + ōidē song
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Cultural definitions for parody

parody

In art, music, or literature, a satire that mimics the style of its object.

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