Burlesque Definition | What is Burlesque? - PoetrySoup
[n] a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
[n] a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
[adj] relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; "burlesque theater"
[v] make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"
Poetry that treats a serious subject ridiculously, humorously, or is simply a trivial story.
charade, lampoon, mockery, parody, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, spoof, takeoff, travesty
caricature, imitation, impersonation, mock, show