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BURLESQUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does burlesque mean? 

BURLESQUE (noun)
  The noun BURLESQUE has 2 senses:

1. a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
2. a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

  Familiarity information: BURLESQUE used as a noun is rare.


BURLESQUE (adjective)
  The adjective BURLESQUE has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of a burlesque

  Familiarity information: BURLESQUE used as an adjective is very rare.


BURLESQUE (verb)
  The verb BURLESQUE has 1 sense:

1. make a parody of

  Familiarity information: BURLESQUE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BURLESQUE (noun)


Sense 1burlesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("burlesque" is a kind of...):

show (a social event involving a public performance or entertainment)


Sense 2burlesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

spoof; charade; lampoon; parody; pasquinade; put-on; sendup; travesty; burlesque; mockery; takeoff

Hypernyms ("burlesque" is a kind of...):

caricature; imitation; impersonation (a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect)


BURLESQUE (adjective)


Sense 1burlesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of a burlesque

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

burlesque theater

Pertainym:

burlesque (a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease))


BURLESQUE (verb)


Sense 1burlesque [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a parody of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

burlesque; spoof; parody

Context example:

The students spoofed the teachers

Hypernyms (to "burlesque" is one way to...):

mock (imitate with mockery and derision)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "burlesque"):

travesty (make a travesty of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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