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parody

[ par-uh-dee ]
/ 藞p忙r 蓹 di /
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noun, plural par路o路dies.
verb (used with object), par路o路died, par路o路dy路ing.
to imitate (a composition, author, etc.) for purposes of ridicule or satire.
to imitate poorly or feebly; travesty.
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Origin of parody

1590鈥1600; <Latin par艒dia a parody <Greek par艒id铆a a burlesque song or poem. See par-, ode, -y3

synonym study for parody

1, 2. See burlesque.

OTHER WORDS FROM parody

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH parody

burlesque, caricature, cartoon, parody , satire (see synonym study at burlesque)
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British Dictionary definitions for parody

parody
/ (藞p忙r蓹d瑟) /

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 (p蓹藞r蓲d瑟k) or parodical, adjectiveparodist, noun

Word Origin for parody

C16: via Latin from Greek paroidi膩 satirical poem, from para- 1 + 艒id膿 song
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for parody

parody

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

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