burlesque Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   /bɜːˈlesk/  us   /bɝː-/
[C or U] a ​type of writing or ​acting that ​tries to make something ​seriousseemstupid [U] US a ​type of ​theatreentertainment in the US in the late 19th and early 20th ​centuries that had ​funnyacts and a striptease (= a ​performance in which someone ​removestheirclothes)
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