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Synonyms for burlesque
bərˈlɛskbur·lesque

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Wiktionary

  1. burlesqueadjective

    parodical

    Synonyms:
    travesty, lampoon

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burlesque

    A caricature is a grotesque exaggeration of striking features or peculiarities, generally of a person; a burlesque treats any subject in an absurd or incongruous manner. A burlesque is written or acted; a caricature is more commonly in sketch or picture. A parody changes the subject, but keeps the style; a travesty keeps the subject, but changes the style; a burlesque does not hold itself to either subject or style; but is content with a general resemblance to what it may imitate. A caricature, parody, or travesty must have an original; a burlesque may be an independent composition. An account of a schoolboys' quarrel after the general manner of Homer's Iliad would be a burlesque; the real story of the Iliad told in newspaper style would be a travesty. An extravaganza is a fantastic composition, musical, dramatic, or narrative. Imitation is serious; mimicry is either intentionally or unintentionally comical.

    Synonyms:
    caricature, exaggeration, extravaganza, imitation, mimicry, parody, take-off, travesty

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burlesque

    Synonyms:
    parody, travesty, satire, caricature, grotesque, droll, farcical, comic, ludicrous

    Antonyms:
    classic, pure, severe, tragic, historic, grave, truthful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burlesquenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    mockery, parody, charade, spoof, lampoon, pasquinade, travesty, takeoff, sendup, put-on

  2. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-onadjective

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

    Synonyms:
    jeer, fraud, prank, joke, trick, scoff, takeoff, caper, farce comedy, parody, hoax, spoof, put-on, humbug, farce, travesty, scoffing, antic, pasquinade, jeering, mockery, sendup, lampoon, dupery, charade, fraudulence

  3. burlesqueverb

    relating to or characteristic of a burlesque

    "burlesque theater"

  4. spoof, burlesque, parodyverb

    make a parody of

    "The students spoofed the teachers"

    Synonyms:
    parody, spoof

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burlesqueadjective

    Synonyms:
    comic, comical, funny, laughable, farcical, ludicrous, jocular, sportive

  2. burlesquenoun

    Synonyms:
    caricature, travesty, parody, farce, ludicrous representation

  3. burlesqueverb

    Synonyms:
    caricature, travesty, make ludicrous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. burlesquenoun

    Synonyms:
    travesty, farce

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How to use burlesque in a sentence?

  1. Adam Weiner:

    I wrote my spiel on Facebook so that I could reach my pals and my fans, the people that mean everything to me and inspire me to write original music and let them know that I wasn't going to burlesque my shtick on national TV just because I'm supposed to want to do that, the Voice.

  2. Marie Baronnet:

    Burlesque is interesting because it's a space where women of all kinds, physically speaking, can actually go onstage, they have to have personality and rhythm, they have to know how to dance, and they have to also be an artist because they have to do all those costumes and create a choreography.

  3. Mickey Rooney:

    Look, I come from vaudeville, I come from burlesque, I come from heartaches, I come from sadness, I come from gladness, I come from work and sweat and respect for the craft.

  4. Marie Baronnet:

    Burlesque is interesting because it's a space where women of all kinds, physically speaking, can actually go onstage, they have to have personality and rhythm, they have to know how to dance, and they have to be also a bit of an artist because they have to do all those costumes and create a choreography.


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