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  • v. Present participle of burlesque.


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  • Beginning in the 1840s, these works entertained the lower and middle classes in Great Britain and the United States by making fun of (or "burlesquing") the operas, plays and social habits of the upper classes.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • Or maybe the burlesquing hepcat Spaniards will roll one by the somnolent Coasters. shedders on 9 May 2010

    Pop World Cup 2010: Round of 16 Match 8 – Spain 1 Cote d’Ivoire 0 | FreakyTrigger

  • The show has a big heart, and Davies is a fine comic craftsman, burlesquing his own ridiculousness for our entertainment.

    Greg Davies

  • Yet, I believe there is a fine line between preserving the dialogue of a region and burlesquing a community: the line between character and caricature.

    Preserving And Honoring The Dialect Of A Region

  • Mr. Charyn is not burlesquing our past; he is reimagining it as an uplifting fable of his own, complete with acts of valor and humaneness in the teeth of bestial cruelty.

    A Revolutionary Romp

  • Mass arrests, burlesquing, tortures, imprisonments and executions of Gentile Hellenes in Athens, Antioch, Palmyra and Constantinople.

    The Church-State Alliance and the future of humanity

  • Thirdly, it amused that whimsical element of farce and mischief which was always so irrepressible in him, from the early days when he is said to have nearly damned his own play by appearing on the stage as the high-priest's train-bearer, and burlesquing that august person's solemn gait.


  • “But in the theatre, No. In the theatre all the best comediennes have built up their reputations by burlesquing the correct emotional responses — fear and love and sympathy.”

    Tender is the Night

  • "The Devil's Walk: A Ballad" again addresses, this time much more overtly, the older generation of poetic turncoats: it parodies Southey's and Coleridge's jointly written "The Devil's Thoughts" of 1799 in ways that are quite different from and yet prefigure Shelley's masterpiece in this mode, the brilliant burlesquing of Wordsworth in Peter Bell the Third.

    Young Shelley

  • He looked back at Roland, smiled without showing his teeth, twirled the gunslinger's revolver once on his finger, clumsily, burlesquing a show-shooter's fancy coda, and then he held it out to Roland, butt first.

    The Drawing of the Three


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