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Definition 1: a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease) - [noun denoting communication]

(burlesque is a kind of ...) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment

"they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

Definition 2: a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for burlesque in the sense of this definition

(burlesque is a kind of ...) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

Definition 3: make a parody of - [verb of communication]

Samples where burlesque or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The students spoofed the teachers

Synonyms for burlesque in the sense of this definition

(burlesque is a kind of ...) imitate with mockery and derision

"The children mocked their handicapped classmate"

(... is a kind of burlesque ) make a travesty of

Definition 4: relating to or characteristic of a burlesque - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where burlesque or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • burlesque theater

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