Definitions of burlesque:
  • noun:   a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
  • noun:   a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
  • verb:   make a parody of
  • adjective:   relating to or characteristic of a burlesque
    Example: "Burlesque theater"

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