Definition of make a joke of in English:

make a joke of

Laugh or be humorous about (something that is not funny in itself).
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  • I tried to make a joke of it, but my laugh was fake, a desperate tint to it, well the whole thing seemed desperate actually.
  • But the woman brushed him off, making a joke of his request.
  • Even making a joke of it initially may break the ice and make you come across somewhat less adversarial.
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Pronunciation: ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
noun
a short, lively piece of music