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parody (noun) a humorous imitation.

A parody is a piece of writing, music, acting, etc., which imitates the style of something else, in a humorous way. The humorous imitation of a serious movie is a parody. The ridiculing of a sentimental play by a humorous imitation of it is parody.

  • He is very good at parody. He had the audiences roaring in laughter by his imitation of the boring serials on the TV.
  • His parody was in a very bad taste, because by imitating the much respected aged man, he sought to ridicule the wise old man.
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