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Definition of burlesque adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

burlesque

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//bɜːˈlesk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɜːrˈlesk//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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(of a performance or piece of writing ) making something look ridiculous by representing it in a humorous way The play was criticized for its burlesque treatment of serious issues.

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