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TRAVESTY (travestied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does travesty mean? 

TRAVESTY (noun)
  The noun TRAVESTY has 2 senses:

1. a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
2. a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

  Familiarity information: TRAVESTY used as a noun is rare.


TRAVESTY (verb)
  The verb TRAVESTY has 1 sense:

1. make a travesty of

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


 Dictionary entry details 


TRAVESTY (noun)


Sense 1travesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

farce; farce comedy; travesty

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

comedy (light and humorous drama with a happy ending)


Sense 2travesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

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

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

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


TRAVESTY (verb)


Sense 1travesty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a travesty of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

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

burlesque; parody; spoof (make a parody of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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