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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpæɹədi/, /ˈpɛɹədi/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpæɹədi/
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- Hyphenation: par‧o‧dy
- A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 20, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- The lively parody which he wrote […] was received with great applause.
- (countable, archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
Not to be confused with parity.
expression making fun of something else
- To make a parody of something.
- The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.
to make a parody of something
- parody in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- parody in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- parody at OneLook Dictionary Search
Often confused with satire, which agitates for social change using humor.