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parody in Arts topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparodypar‧o‧dy1 /ˈpærədi/ ●○○ noun (plural parodies)  1 [countable, uncountable]ACOPY a piece of writing, music etc or an action that copies someone or something in an amusing wayparody of a brilliant parody of classical dancein a parody of something He swung the door wide open in a parody of welcome. Her performance contains a strong element of self-parody (=when someone makes fun of their own style).2 [countable]BAD something that is not a correct or acceptable example of somethingparody of Although his comment was a parody of the truth, Diana was upset by it. The trial was a parody of justice (=very unfair).
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parodyU.N. observers described the election as a parody of democratic process.Ancient parody was free of any nihilistic denial.Tallis has written a cruel parody of Hartman's prose.Their faces were like the grotesque masks of street carnivals, their clothes the cruel parodies of stamping clowns.She writes enjoyable parodies in the style of 19th century romantic novels.Well-meant though it was, the gesture was terrible, creating a ghastly parody of femininity.But all three novels also exhibit significant variations on parody as it has been practised in the past.To tie in with the hubbub comes the most successful parody of the group, the Rutles.Two or three of us smile, those of us who recognize the parody.It's a wicked parody of space blasters, in particular Gradius.parody of justicean outrageous parody of justice