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parody

noun     /ˈpær.ə.di/ US  /ˈper-/
[C or U] writing, music , art , speech , etc. that intentionally copies the style of someone famous or copies a particular situation , making the features or qualities of the original more noticeable in a way that is humorous : He was an 18th-century author who wrote parodies of other people's works . There is a hint of self- parody in his later paintings . → Compare travestyTypes of film, play, book etc.Mocking and taunting [C] disapproving something that so obviously fails to achieve the effect that was intended that it is stupid : "It was a parody of a trial ," said one observer .FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
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