Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun burlesque

2 senses of burlesque

Sense 1
burlesque -- (a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease))
       => show -- (a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway")

Sense 2
parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on -- (a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way)
       => caricature, imitation, impersonation -- (a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb burlesque

1 sense of burlesque

Sense 1
spoof, burlesque, parody -- (make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers")
       => mock -- (imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate")

Similarity of adj burlesque

1 sense of burlesque

Sense 1
burlesque -- (relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; "burlesque theater")

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