parody

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v parody make a parody of "The students spoofed the teachers"
    • v parody make a spoof of or make fun of
    • n parody humorous or satirical mimicry
    • n parody a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • parody A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
    • parody 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."
    • v. t parody To write a parody upon; to burlesque. "I have translated, or rather parodied , a poem of Horace."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parody A kind of literary composition in which the form and expression of grave or dignified writings are closely imitated, but are made ridiculous by the subject or method of treatment; a travesty that follows closely the form and expression of its original; specifically, a burlesque imitation of a poem, in which a trivial or humorous subject is treated in the style of a dignified or serious one: also applied to burlesque musical works.
    • n parody A popular maxim; a proverb. Wright. Synonyms Burlesque, Travesty, etc. See caricature.
    • parody To turn into a parody; write a parody upon; imitate, as a poem or song, in a ludicrous or ridiculous manner.
    • n parody Passage; passing away.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parody par′o-di an imitation of a poem in which its words and ideas are so far changed as to produce a ridiculous effect
    • v.t Parody to turn into parody, to make a parody of:—pa.p. par′odied
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. parodia, Gr. parw,di`a; para` beside + 'w,dh` a song: cf. F. parodie,. See Para-, and Ode

Usage

In literature:

He became a sort of parody of the man his father had hoped he would be.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
Andronichus is neither a tragedy, nor a parody.
"Why a National Literature Cannot Flourish in the United States of North America" by Joseph Rocchietti
He will seem to forget that Parodi or "the Hays" ought to sing as well in this country as in Europe.
"Physiology of The Opera" by John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
Research has shown that this theory of parody is entirely unhistorical.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
Without was a whistling wind that parodied her anger.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
They can parody the religion of men whose religion at any rate was a real thing, but that is all.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
You may parody the great statesman's peroration, and say, 'Where the King cannot enter, he can.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
The entire speech is a parody of the lines quoted by Wakefield, and of the lines which immediately precede them in Virgil's Eclogue.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
This is probably the most comprehensive volume of Parodies ever issued.
"Tourcoing" by Hilaire Belloc
Charged with parodying the rites, she was summoned before the Areiopagus.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
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In poetry:

Turing once more, he found Man's counterpart
In tender parody breathing at his side.
He knew her at first sight, he knew by heart
Her allegory of sense unsatisfied.
"Imperial Adam" by A D Hope
Before I trust my Fate to thee,
Or place my hand in thine--
(This is an easy parody,
Without a change of line.)
Before I peril all for thee, question thy soul to-night for me.
"Myrtilla's Third Degree" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Rainn Wilson of 'The Office' Parodies Angus T Jones.
All the latest news stories are explored in this second installment of Walt's hilarious network news parody.
It has become the stuff of parody in such a short time: There they are, the two starkly lit figures facing each other across their computer screens, caged in by darkness.
Chamber, CREDC issue apology on video parody of Council, Mayor.
Assassin 's N*gga 3 ( Assassins Creed Parody).
The Internet is littered with parody black and white perfume ads where a sexy man makes vague pronouncements while dramatic music swells.
Here is a parody of the those annoying freecreditreport.com commercials, except this time it's "Bernie Madoff" singing the tune that will be stuck in your head all day.
Battle of the Beltway YouTube Parody.
The band Ween made a career of poking at genres from every angle, stretching parody into marvelously-real, uplifting art.
News»Top Stories» Battle of the Beltway YouTube Parody.
The year in review, as told by Twitter parody accounts.
To honor this momentous occasion in fantasy films, we here at The Feed have a parody music video for you above that plays on the film.
Donald Trump ' Bohemian Rhapsody' Protest/Parody Video Taken Down.
ODM's Parody To Who Booty More Like Who Turkey.
Country Crooner Get Parody Treatment In New Video.
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In science:

The consequences of relativistic quantum gravity seem close to Sokal’s parody .
Generalization Of Lorentz-Poincare Ether Theory To Quantum Gravity
Parodi, Invited talk given at CPconf2000, Intern.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
Parodi, these proceedings and references therein. 12. N.
Present and Future in Semileptonic B Decays
The humorous effect is caused not only by ”wit” discussed above, but also by the ”comic” (exaggerated movements of a clown, grimaces, caricatures, parodies and so on).
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
Parodi, ‘Experimental characterization of lateral profiles of scanned proton and carbon ion pencil beams for improved beam models in ion therapy treatment planning,’ Phys.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
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