parody

Definition of parody

par´o`dy   Pronunciation: păr´ô`dŷ
n.1.
1.A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty.
The lively parody which he wrote . . . on Dryden's "Hind and Panther" was received with great applause.
- Macaulay.
2.A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
v. t.1.To write a parody upon; to burlesque.
[imp. & p. p. parodied ; p. pr. & vb. n. parodying.]
I have translated, or rather parodied, a poem of Horace.
- Pope.

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