burlesque

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /bə(r)ˈlɛsk/
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  • Hyphenation: bur‧lesque

Noun[change]

Singular
burlesque

Plural
burlesques

  1. (countable & uncountable) Burlesque is a kind of humorous theatrical entertainment. Exaggeration, and vulgar songs and dance may occur.
    Burlesque is a vulgar copy of the respectable world.

Verb[change]

Plain form
burlesque

Third-person singular
burlesques

Past tense
burlesqued

Past participle
burlesqued

Present participle
burlesquing

  1. If you burlesque, you make a burlesque parody of something.