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Definition of parody noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. parodies) parody (of something)
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a piece of writing, music, acting, etc. that deliberately copies the style of someone or something in order to be amusing a parody of a horror film His personality made him an easy subject for parody.
  2. 2[countable] (disapproving) something that is such a bad or unfair example of something that it seems ridiculous synonym travesty The trial was a parody of justice. This article is a grotesque parody of the truth.
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