Definitions for parodyˈpær ə di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•o•dy*ˈpær ə di(n.)(pl.)-dies

  1. (n.)a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing.

    Category: Literature

  2. the genre of literary composition represented by such imitations.

    Category: Literature

  3. any humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation, as of a person, event, etc.

  4. a burlesque imitation of a musical composition.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. a poor or feeble imitation; travesty.

  6. (v.t.)to imitate (a composition, author, etc.) for purposes of ridicule or satire.

  7. to imitate feebly; travesty.

* Syn: See burlesque.

Origin of parody:

1590–1600; < L parōdia < Gk parōidía a burlesque song or poem. See par -, ode , -y3

par′o•di•a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. parody, mockery, takeoff(verb)

    humorous or satirical mimicry

  3. parody(verb)

    make a spoof of or make fun of

  4. spoof, burlesque, parody(verb)

    make a parody of

    "The students spoofed the teachers"

Wiktionary

  1. parody(Noun)

    A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.

  2. parody(Verb)

    To make a parody of something.

    The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parody(noun)

    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

  2. Parody(noun)

    a popular maxim, adage, or proverb

  3. Parody(verb)

    to write a parody upon; to burlesque

Freebase

  1. Parody

    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.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. parody

    A calico cat stuffed with cotton.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

parody(noun)

an amusing imitation of a serious author's style of writing

He writes parodies of John Donne's poems.

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