pasquinade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pasquinade a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pasquinade A lampoon or satirical writing.
    • v. t Pasquinade To lampoon, to satirize.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pasquinade Same as pasquin. Synonyms Invective, Satire, etc. See lampoon.
    • pasquinade To satirize; lampoon; libel in pasquinades. Also pasquil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pasquinade a lampoon
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pasquinade, It. pasquinata,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pasquino, a sarcastic tailor in Rome in the 15th century, near whose house a mutilated statue was dug up just after his death, on which lampoons were posted.

Usage

In literature:

This does not prevent him from playing his pasquinades every night at the Vaudeville.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
While grave men reasoned thus, the Whig jesters were not sparing of their pasquinades.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The pasquinade or the squib gets a hold on the mind, and in its very drollery will ensure its being retained there.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
I'm going to see the pasquinades and join the others!
"The Reign of Greed" by Jose Rizal
Leo XII., pasquinade on, 131.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
Other students indulged their humor in like pasquinades.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
FRENEAU was a rare character, and his pasquinades on RIVINGTON, a tory editor, are rich specimens.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
I told him, he shou'd not try to pasquinade the Source of his Poesy.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Pasquinade against the Cardinal of Lorraine, i.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
PASQUINADES, origin of, and instances of several, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
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