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burlesque


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burlesque
     1. adj. parodical
     2. n. A derisive art form that mocks by imitation, a parody
     3. n. A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
     4. v. To make a burlesque parody of

Example Sentences

He reaches down and takes the wires pulls the pack out from between his legs and begins to swing it in a burlesque fashion. 
Far more importantly, he has managed to transform the microcosm of the small town, a neglected and disparaged corner of Irish experience, into an arena for burlesque humour and biting satire. 

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