burlesque

(redirected from burlesques)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • adj
  • verb

Synonyms for burlesque

Synonyms for burlesque

a false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something

to copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way

Synonyms for burlesque

a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor

Related Words

a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

make a parody of

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
In this chapter Schoch challenges the prevailing notion that these burlesques are so embedded in the particulars of their culture that their linguistic changes render them inaccessible.
Other burlesques took on performance issues such as bombastic tragic performers, pictorial spectacles, and obsessive historical accuracy.
Schoch begins by investigating exactly who attended these nineteenth-century burlesques, and then assessing the social significance of these performances on their audience.
Politics 'Burlesquified,'" the final chapter, focuses on how these burlesques "imagined different political realities" and thus used Shakespeare "as the means-and not the object--of its parody" (29).
5) While Bronzino wrote both lyric and burlesque poems, this study will focus on the painter's burlesque compositions.
Each member of this edectic group, whose intellectual and cultural interests span a wide range of disciplines and professions, engaged in one of the most popular pursuits of the time - the composition of burlesque and lyric poetry.
A small selection of the artist's lyric and burlesque poems were published in sixteenth-century anthologies of poetry.
During his lifetime Bronzino's burlesque poems were circulated in both manuscript and printed editions.
burlesque French, from the adjective burlesquemocking, burlesque in style, from Italian burlesco, a derivative of burla joke, harmless prank
Burlesque is closely related to parody, although burlesque is generally broader and coarser.
The long history of burlesque includes such early examples in Greece as Batrachomyomachia (The Battle of the Frogs and Mice), an anonymous burlesque of Homer, and the comedies of Aristophanes (5th-4th century BC).
Hostess and compere Angel D'Lite said: "I'm delighted that Blue Lily Burlesque is re-opening its doors at such a great venue and raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
I've always been fascinated by burlesque,' says the 27 year-old.
Burlesque has a long and lascivious history, and is now making a deliciously depraved comeback.
A female burlesque performer doesn't strip for the sake of men.