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bur·lesque
[ber-lesk]
NOUN
1.
an artistic composition, especially literary or dramatic, that, for the sake of laughter, vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity.
2.
any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature.
3.
a humorous and provocative stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus.
ADJECTIVE
4.
involving ludicrous or mocking treatment of a solemn subject.
5.
of, relating to, or like stage-show burlesque.
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