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[n] humorous or satirical mimicry
[n] showing your contempt by derision
[n] a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

Misc. Definitions

\Mock"er*y\, n.; pl. {Mockeries}. [F. moquerie.]
1. The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit appearance. It is, as the air, invulnerable, And our vain blows malicious mockery. --Shak. Grace at meals is now generally so performed as to look more like a mockery upon devotion than any solemn application of the mind to God. --Law. And bear about the mockery of woe. --Pope.
2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule. The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries. --Spenser.
3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport. The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a mockery. --2 Macc. viii. 17.

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