burlesque

  • 1 burlesque — [ byrlɛsk ] adj. et n. m. • 1666; bourrelesque 1594; it. burlesco, de burla « plaisanterie » 1 ♦ D un comique extravagant et déroutant. ⇒ bouffon, comique, loufoque. Un accoutrement burlesque. Farce, film burlesque. ♢ Par ext. Tout à fait… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Burlesque — is theatrical entertainment of broad and parodic humor, which usually consists of comic skits (and sometimes a strip tease). Some authorsFact|date=September 2008 assert burlesque is a direct descendant of the Commedia dell arte; the term… …

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  • 3 Burlesque — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Burlesque se refiere a espectáculos teatrales, que suelen consistir en historietas de parodia. Si bien algunos autores afirman que burlesque es un descendiente directo de la Comedia del arte, el término burlesque… …

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  • 4 Burlesque — Bur*lesque , n. 1. Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire. [1913 Webster] Burlesque is therefore of two kinds; the first represents mean persons in the accouterments of heroes, the other describes great persons acting and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 burlesque — BURLESQUE. adj. de tout genre. Qui est propre pour la taillerie. Une chose burlesque. vers burlesques. style burlesque. cela est burlesque …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 Burlesque — Bur*lesque , a. [F. burlesque, fr. It. burlesco, fr. burla jest, mockery, perh. for burrula, dim. of L. burrae trifles. See {Bur}.] Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Burlesque — Bur*lesque , v. i. To employ burlesque. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 burlesque — 1660s, derisive imitation, grotesque parody, from Fr. burlesque (16c.), from It. burlesco, from burla joke, fun, mockery, possibly ultimately from L.L. burra trifle, nonsense, lit. flock of wool. Modern sense of variety show featuring striptease… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 burlesque — n *caricature, parody, travesty Analogous words: mimicry, mockery, imitation (see corresponding verbs at COPY): *fun, jest, sport, game: satire, sarcasm, humor, *wit: derision, ridicule (see corresponding verbs at RIDICULE) burlesque vb… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 burlesque — [adj] farcical caricatural, comic, ironical, ludicrous, mock, mocking, parodic, satirical, travestying; concept 555 burlesque [n] bawdy show; vaudeville burly*, caricature, farce, lampoon, lampoonery, mock, mockery, parody, pastiche, peep show,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 burlesque — [bər lesk′] n. [Fr < It burlesco < burla, a jest, mockery] 1. any broadly comic or satirical imitation, as of a writing, play, etc.; derisive caricature; parody ☆ 2. a sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Burlesque — Bur*lesque , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burlesqued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burlesquing}.] To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language. [1913 Webster] They burlesqued the prophet Jeremiah s words, and turned the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 burlesque — index imitation, jape, mock (imitate), parody, ridicule, travesty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 burlesque — ► NOUN 1) a comically exaggerated imitation, especially in a literary or dramatic work. 2) N. Amer. a variety show, typically including striptease. ► VERB (burlesques, burlesqued, burlesquing) ▪ parody. ORIGIN French, from Itali …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 Burlesque — Lili St. Cyr war eine Vertreterin des Burlesque Burlesque nannte sich eine Gattung des US amerikanischen Unterhaltungstheaters hauptsächlich im ersten Drittel des 20. Jahrhunderts, die dem American Vaudeville nahestand, aber als zentrale… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 16 burlesque — burlesquely, adv. burlesquer, n. /beuhr lesk /, n., adj., v., burlesqued, burlesquing. n. 1. an artistic composition, esp. literary or dramatic, that, for the sake of laughter, vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock… …

    Universalium

  • 17 Burlesque — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Burlesque (homonymie). Le registre burlesque (de l italien burlesco, venant de burla, « farce, plaisanterie ») est un genre littéraire en vogue au XVIIe siècle. Le burlesque est caractérisé par l… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18 burlesque — (bur lè sk ) adj. 1°   Terme de littérature. Qui provoque le rire par le contraste entre la bassesse du style et la dignité des personnages. •   Mon écuyer a l accent un peu burlesque pour un récit héroïque, HAMILT. Gramm. 3. 2°   Par extension,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 Burlesque —    1)Most commonly understood today as a bump and grind entertainment featuring strippers and comedy, burlesque in the 19th century derived from 18th century travesties (satires) of well known works. This spilled into minstrel shows, which often… …

    The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • 20 BURLESQUE — adj. des deux genres Qui est d une bouffonnerie outrée et hors de nature. Vers burlesques. Style burlesque. Termes burlesques. Genre burlesque. Poëme burlesque.   Il se dit, par extension, De ce qui est plaisant par sa bizarrerie. Cet homme a une …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)


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