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Other Travesty Definition

[n] a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
[n] a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
[v] make a parody of

Misc. Definitions

\Trav"es*ty\, a. [F. travesti, p. p. of travestir to disguise, to travesty, It. travestire, fr. L. trans across, over + vestire to dress, clothe. See {Vest}.] Disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition. [R.]
\Trav"es*ty\, n.; pl. {Travesties}. A burlesque translation or imitation of a work. The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first. --De Quincey.
\Trav"es*ty\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Travestied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Travesting}.] To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous. I see poor Lucan travestied, not appareled in his Roman toga, but under the cruel shears of an English tailor. --Bentley.

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