adverb see mock-heroic I

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  • mock-heroically — adverb see mock heroic I * * * mock heroˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑mock …   Useful english dictionary

  • mock-heroically — See mock heroic. * * * …   Universalium

  • mock-heroic — mock heroically, adv. /mok hi roh ik/, adj. 1. imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action: mock heroic dignity. 2. of or pertaining to a form of satire in which trivial subjects, characters, and events are… …   Universalium

  • mock-heroic — [mäk΄hi rō′ik] adj. mocking, or burlesquing, any style, action, or character n. a burlesque of something heroic mock heroically adv …   English World dictionary

  • mock-heroic — I. adjective Date: circa 1712 ridiculing or burlesquing heroic style, character, or action < a mock heroic poem > • mock heroically adverb II. noun Date: 1728 a mock heroic composition called also mock epic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mock-heroic — /mɒk həˈroʊɪk/ (say mok huh rohik) adjective 1. exaggerating low or insignificant material in a literary work to heroic proportions or in a heroic style in order to ridicule it. –noun 2. the literary device or style which employs this technique.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rabelais, François — Ra·be·lais (răbʹə lā , răb ə lāʹ, räb lĕʹ), François. 1494? 1553. French humanist and writer of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism and superstition, most notably Pantagruel (1532) and Gargantua (1534). * * * born с 1494, Poitou, France… …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • theatre — /thee euh teuhr, theeeu /, n. theater. * * * I Building or space in which performances are given before an audience. It contains an auditorium and stage. In ancient Greece, where Western theatre began (5th century BC), theatres were constructed… …   Universalium

  • Arc de Triomphe — The Arc de Triomphe is a monument in Paris, France that stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the Place de l Étoile. [The Star is formed by the radiating avenues.] It is at the western end of the Champs Élysées. The… …   Wikipedia

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