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Meaning of burlesque

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; "burlesque
      n 1: a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor;
           consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes
      2: a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's
         style, usually in a humorous way [syn: {parody}, {lampoon},
         {spoof}, {sendup}, {mockery}, {takeoff}, {burlesque},
         {travesty}, {charade}, {pasquinade}, {put-on}]
      v 1: make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers" [syn:
           {spoof}, {burlesque}, {parody}]

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