Definición de burlesque en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /bəːˈlɛsk/


1An absurd or comically exaggerated imitation of something, especially in a literary or dramatic work; a parody: a novel which is a burlesque of the literary life [mass noun]: the argument descends into music-hall burlesque
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was one of the earliest of English dramatic burlesques, and was much performed during the 18th cent., during which period the genre developed to one of its highest points in Sheridan's The Critic.
  • Mathews concocts burlesques and parodies of such rare excellence as to put one in mind of the broad literary japery of Terry Southern at his most inspired.
  • Translation of the sixth book of the Aeneid, in burlesque. - The burlesque came into fashion at that time.
2A variety show, typically including striptease: [as modifier]: burlesque clubs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Canned burlesque music announces the show, and three male dancers stride onstage.
  • My speech was scheduled immediately after the fab and very sexy Immodesty Blaize - a brilliant burlesque striptease artiste and extremely hard act to follow.
  • Rap beauty EVE, who once worked as a stripper before hitting musical success, plays a burlesque dancer in her advertisement.

verbo (burlesques, burlesquing, burlesqued)

[with object]
Parody or imitate in an absurd or comically exaggerated way: a mock-heroic farce that burlesques the affectations of Restoration heroic drama
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Consider the number of jokes about Scots that burlesqued their stinginess.
  • But Haskell's narrator isn't burlesquing either Kuntry Kitchen or sun salutations performed on its floor.
  • To be an actor was literally to be consigned to hell, and the theater revenged this slight to its honor by burlesquing religion.



Pronunciación: /bəːˈlɛskə/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I was truly a burlesquer a time when it was becoming much more about anatomy, and very little about burlesque.
  • It seems that a common question that all burlesquers get asked is How do I get involved in Burlesque?
  • Corset-wearing burlesquers and ordinary folk alike should require no history lessons to understand.


Mid 17th century: from French, from Italian burlesco, from burla 'mockery', of unknown origin.

Palabras que riman con burlesque

arabesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque

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Saltos de línea: bur|lesque

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