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parody
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Definition imitation of somebody's style in a humorous way

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a very poor imitation of somebody's style
  • Did you see Saturday Night Live's parody of people in a fitness class?
parody = imitation of somebody's style in a humorous way
  • I think it's the funniest parody on YouTube?
  • parody = a funny imitation of somebody's style
  • Some even wrote parodies of my poem, reading them to me in the hopes of getting under my skin.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • parodies = imitations of somebody's style — done in a way intended to be funny
  • They had been standing in the traditional pose of fighters, gloves raised, ready for battle but a pathetic parody of professional fighters.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • parody = very poor imitation
  • "Hip" people love parodies.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • parodies = humorous imitations of things done to mock or make fun of them
  • It was almost perfect, just a fraction flatter and shakier than Betty Jean's voice had been, the o's and ah's parodies of Betty Jean's...
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • parodies = a very poor imitation of somebody's style
  • The Kommandos lifted their heads at the sound and in mocking parody of the soldiers marched over to the wall.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • parody = imitation of somebody's style in a humorous way
  • "Just you wait—" Jack mimicked the whine and scramble. ... Piggy and the parody were so funny that the hunters began to laugh.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • parody = imitation of somebody's style in a humorous way
  • It was a feminine voice but not hers. A parody of a girl's voice.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • parody = very poor imitation
  • The tangle of lines showed him the mechanics of this parody; he examined the white nasal bones, the teeth, the colors of corruption.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • parody = poor imitation
  • For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • parody = a frightening imitation
  • I will be wife to no buffoon; to no clumsy old clown; to no debauched, degraded parody of a man.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Outlaw of Torn
  • At every other point the king was an absurd parody of the Professor.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Lost World
  • It was some foul parody, some infamous ignoble satire.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • I will parody them...
    Austen, Jane  --  Mansfield Park
  • Its parody-rituals of the parade ground serve the ends of Holdfast, the tyrant dragon, not the God in whom self-interest is annihilate.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Rockman's face was close to hers, his body pinning her in an obscene parody of love.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • She tells me that before the revolution Cuba was a pathetic place, a parody of a country.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • But her face wasn't an emotionless parody of herself or a cruel mask.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Such verses have been triumphed over in parodies of which Dr. Johnson's Stanza is a fair specimen.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads

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