noun, plural par·o·dies.
verb (used with object), par·o·died, par·o·dy·ing.
Origin of parody
Examples from the Web for parodying
Contemporary Examples of parodying
That no one under the age of, say, 30 would have any clue what Rudd and Poehler were parodying.The Romantic Comedy Is Dead
July 7, 2014
He was parodying what was called in those days the folk music boom.Before the Earthquake Hit: When The Beatles Landed in America
January 29, 2014
Is Shriver parodying this hardened genre—hysterical realism—or is she re-creating it?This Week’s Hot Reads: March 30, 2012
April 2, 2012
Historical Examples of parodying
The motley fool is as wise as the melancholy lord whom he is parodying.
Parodying a verse of Euripides on the stream of Dirce in Bœotia.The Teaching of Epictetus
But we have all of us frequent occasion to say, parodying Mrs. Peachem's remark, that we are bitter bad judges of ourselves.
Charged with parodying the rites, she was summoned before the Areiopagus.
Some of the Romances of Renard are insipid; others possess a satiric and parodying spirit that is extremely diverting.Initiation into Literature
noun plural -dies
verb -dies, -dying or -died
Word Origin for parody
c.1745, from parody (n.). Related: Parodied; parodying.
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.
In art, music, or literature, a satire that mimics the style of its object.