Burlesque
Burlesque \Bur*lesque"\, v. i. To employ burlesque. [1913 Webster]

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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 — 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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