Definitions of burlesque

  1. To ridicule or make ridiculous by caricatured representation.
  2. To represent ludicrously; caricature.
  3. To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
  4. To turn into burlesque: to ridicule.
  5. To employ burlesque.
  6. To turn to ridicule.
  7. To turn a subject into ridicule; to treat a trifling matter with mock gravity to excite laughter.
  8. a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
  9. a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns ( and sometimes striptease)
  10. Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.
  11. An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.
  12. A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
  13. A jesting or ridiculing: a ludicrous representation.
  14. The treatment of a ridiculous subject with mocksolemnity; a ridiculous representation.
  15. Ludicrous representation; caricature.
  16. A ludicrous representation of contrast; a composition in which the contrast between the subject and the manner of considering it renders it ludicrous, as when the trifling is treated seriously, or the serious, or rather mock serious, with levity.
  17. The turning any matter into ridicule; the representation of a subject in mock gravity with the view of exciting laughter.
  18. Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a trifling subject is treated with mock gravity; jocular; ironical.
  19. Tending to excite laughter by exaggerating the peculiarities or prominent features.
  20. Jocular: comical.
  21. Marked by ludicrous incongruity.
  22. Tending to excite laughter by burlesque.
  23. Tending to raise laughter; droll; comic.