Meaning of “parody” in the English Dictionary

"parody" in British English

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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.

[ 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)

"parody" in American English

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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."
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)