Definitions for parodyˈpær ə di
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word parody
parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(noun)
a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
parody, mockery, takeoff(verb)
humorous or satirical mimicry
make a spoof of or make fun of
spoof, burlesque, parody(verb)
make a parody of
"The students spoofed the teachers"
A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
To make a parody of something.
The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.
a writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty
a popular maxim, adage, or proverb
to write a parody upon; to burlesque
Origin: [L. parodia, Gr. parw,di`a; para` beside + 'w,dh` a song: cf. F. parodie. See Para-, and Ode.]
A parody, in current use, is an imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, "parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text." Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as "any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice." Parody may be found in art or culture, including literature, music, animation, gaming and film. The writer and critic John Gross observes in his Oxford Book of Parodies, that parody seems to flourish on territory somewhere between pastiche and burlesque. Historically, when a formula grows tired, like in the case of moralistic melodramas in the 1910s, it retains value only as a parody, as in the case of Buster Keaton shorts that mocked it.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
par′o-di, n. an imitation of a poem in which its words and ideas are so far changed as to produce a ridiculous effect.—v.t. to turn into parody, to make a parody of:—pa.p. par′odied.—adjs. Parod′ic, -al.—n. Par′odist, one who writes a parody. [L.,—Gr. parōdia—para, beside, ōdē, an ode.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A calico cat stuffed with cotton.
The numerical value of parody in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of parody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He could get away with that when he was on the 'Colbert Report' because he was doing a parody of (Fox News Channel pundit) Bill O'Reilly.
I came because of all the ridicule he's heaped on Mexicans, and now it's our turn to make fun of him, this is a parody of what Mexicans think of Americans like Trump.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
I absolutely LOVE Jesse Eisenberg's parody of the 'bitter boy' movie critic, it was spot on! these lazy movie critics, bastardize movie reviews, because they are wannabe directors, who's dreams fell down the watering hole of failure, due to their lack of tenacity.
Lane and I got turned down in a lot of places because people thought the manuscript of The Three Little Pigs was too sophisticated. That became a curse word—the 'S' word… People don't give kids enough credit for knowing the fairy tales and being able to get what parody is.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- paròdia, parodiarCatalan, Valencian
- parodie, parodovatCzech
- parodiere, parodiDanish
- Parodie, parodierenGerman
- παρωδώ, παρωδίαGreek
- parodii, parodioEsperanto
- parodia, parodiarSpanish
- parodia, parodioidaFinnish
- parodier, parodieFrench
- פרודיה, פארודיהHebrew
- paródia, parodizál, kifigurázHungarian
- parodiNorwegian Nynorsk
- parodiować, parodiaPolish
- paródia, parodiarPortuguese
- пародия, спародировать, пародироватьRussian
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