burlesque

Synonyms and related words:
Atticism, Broadway, Thalia, aggrandize, aggrandizement, agile wit, amplification, amplify, anamorphosis, ape, arlequinade, bad likeness, ballyhoo, belie, big talk, black comedy, black humor, blowing up, botch, broad, broad comedy, build up, burletta, camouflage, camp, caricatural, caricature, carnival, carry too far, circus, color, comedie bouffe, comedie larmoyante, comedie rosse, comedietta, comedy, comedy ballet, comedy of humors, comedy of ideas, comedy of intrigue, comedy of manners, comedy of situation, comedy relief, comic, comic muse, comic opera, comic relief, comical, copy, dark comedy, daub, derisive, dilatation, dilation, disguise, distort, distortion, doggerel, domestic comedy, drama, draw the longbow, dry wit, dummy, duplication, enhancement, enlargement, entertainment industry, esprit, exaggerate, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exode, exorbitance, expansion, extravagance, extreme, facsimile, falsify, farce, farce comedy, farcical, garble, genteel comedy, go to extremes, grandiloquence, harlequinade, hatchet job, heightening, high camp, hit off on, huckstering, humor, hyperbole, hyperbolism, hyperbolize, imitate, imitation, inflation, inordinacy, irony, knockoff, lampoon, lay it on, legit, legitimate stage, light comedy, low camp, low comedy, macaronic, magnification, magnify, make much of, malicious parody, mime, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, misteach, mock, mock-heroic, mock-up, mockery, model, musical, musical comedy, nimble wit, off Broadway, off-off-Broadway, opera buffa, overcharge, overdo, overdraw, overemphasis, overestimate, overestimation, overkill, overpraise, overreach, overreact, oversell, overspeak, overstate, overstatement, overstress, paraphrase, parodic, parody, pasquil, pasquin, pasquinade, pastiche, pervert, pile it on, playland, pleasantry, poison pen, pretty wit, prodigality, profuseness, puff, puffery, puffing up, quick wit, raw comedy, ready wit, realistic comedy, repertory drama, replica, representation, reproduction, romantic comedy, salt, sarcasm, satire, satiric, satirical, satirize, satyr play, savor of wit, scratch, scribble, sensationalism, sentimental comedy, sham, show biz, show business, situation comedy, slant, slapstick, slapstick comedy, slapstick humor, spoof, squib, stage world, stagedom, stageland, stock, strawhat, strawhat circuit, stretch, stretch the truth, stretching, striptease, subtle wit, summer stock, superlative, take off, take off on, take-off, takeoff, talk big, talk in superlatives, tall talk, the boards, the footlights, the scenes, the stage, the theater, theater world, theatromania, theatrophobia, tout, touting, tragicomedy, tragicomic, travesty, twist, understate, variety, vaudeville, version, visual humor, warp, wicked imitation, wit, wrench

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  • burlesque — [ byrlɛsk ] adj. et n. m. • 1666; bourrelesque 1594; it. burlesco, de burla « plaisanterie » 1 ♦ D un comique extravagant et déroutant. ⇒ bouffon, comique, loufoque. Un accoutrement burlesque. Farce, film burlesque. ♢ Par ext. Tout à fait… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Burlesque — is theatrical entertainment of broad and parodic humor, which usually consists of comic skits (and sometimes a strip tease). Some authorsFact|date=September 2008 assert burlesque is a direct descendant of the Commedia dell arte; the term… …   Wikipedia

  • Burlesque — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Burlesque se refiere a espectáculos teatrales, que suelen consistir en historietas de parodia. Si bien algunos autores afirman que burlesque es un descendiente directo de la Comedia del arte, el término burlesque… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Burlesque — Bur*lesque , n. 1. Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire. [1913 Webster] Burlesque is therefore of two kinds; the first represents mean persons in the accouterments of heroes, the other describes great persons acting and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burlesque — BURLESQUE. adj. de tout genre. Qui est propre pour la taillerie. Une chose burlesque. vers burlesques. style burlesque. cela est burlesque …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Burlesque — Bur*lesque , a. [F. burlesque, fr. It. burlesco, fr. burla jest, mockery, perh. for burrula, dim. of L. burrae trifles. See {Bur}.] Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burlesque — Bur*lesque , v. i. To employ burlesque. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burlesque — 1660s, derisive imitation, grotesque parody, from Fr. burlesque (16c.), from It. burlesco, from burla joke, fun, mockery, possibly ultimately from L.L. burra trifle, nonsense, lit. flock of wool. Modern sense of variety show featuring striptease… …   Etymology dictionary

  • burlesque — n *caricature, parody, travesty Analogous words: mimicry, mockery, imitation (see corresponding verbs at COPY): *fun, jest, sport, game: satire, sarcasm, humor, *wit: derision, ridicule (see corresponding verbs at RIDICULE) burlesque vb… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • burlesque — [adj] farcical caricatural, comic, ironical, ludicrous, mock, mocking, parodic, satirical, travestying; concept 555 burlesque [n] bawdy show; vaudeville burly*, caricature, farce, lampoon, lampoonery, mock, mockery, parody, pastiche, peep show,… …   New thesaurus

  • burlesque — [bər lesk′] n. [Fr < It burlesco < burla, a jest, mockery] 1. any broadly comic or satirical imitation, as of a writing, play, etc.; derisive caricature; parody ☆ 2. a sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.… …   English World dictionary

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