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parodynoun

uk   /ˈpær.ə.di/  us   /ˈper.ə.di/
[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.
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[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.

parodyverb [T]

uk   /ˈpær.ə.di/  us   /ˈper.ə.di/
(Definition of parody from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parodynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpær·ə·di/
literature a piece of writing or music that copies the style of a serious piece in a way that is intentionally humorous: [C] Brando did a parody of the character he played in "The Godfather."
parody
verb [T]  us   /ˈpær·ə·di/
Downey started the show by parodying a performance artist.
(Definition of parody from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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