Synonyms for burlesque

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : ber-lesk
Phonetic Transcription : bərˈlɛsk

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Définition of burlesque

Origin :
  • 1660s, "derisive imitation, grotesque parody," from French burlesque (16c.), from Italian burlesco, from burla "joke, fun, mockery," possibly ultimately from Late Latin burra "trifle, nonsense," literally "flock of wool." Modern sense of "variety show featuring striptease" is American English, 1870. Originally (1857) "the sketches at the end of minstrel shows." As a verb, from 1670s.
  • adj farcical
  • noun bawdy show; vaudeville
Example sentences :
  • Burlesque, farce and extravagance of situation and dialogue.
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • Burlesque of character and calling puts in an occasional appearance.
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • It might be called a burlesque, but for the fact that it is unaccompanied by the luxury of legs.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870 » by Various
  • Deem not this collocation simply a burlesque on Scientific categories.
  • Extract from : « Life: Its True Genesis » by R. W. Wright
  • Nailed several anti-saloon and burlesque planks in his platform.
  • Extract from : « Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date » by Anonymous
  • Burlesque and satire are never far away in their most serious moments.
  • Extract from : « Rosinante to the Road Again » by John Dos Passos
  • "Caution is the badge of all our tribe," said Balfour, with a burlesque gravity.
  • Extract from : « Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. » by Charles James Lever
  • The officers took, as usual, a puerile revenge in the form of a burlesque.
  • Extract from : « The Siege of Boston » by Allen French
  • If you loved, this burlesque engagement should not stand in your way.
  • Extract from : « Garrison's Finish » by W. B. M. Ferguson
  • He knew he could let himself go in burlesque and satire, and he did.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
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