parody |ˈperədē| noun

  • An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect: the movie is a parody of the horror genre 
  • An imitation or a version of something that falls far short of the real thing; a travesty: he seems like a parody of an educated Englishman.

verb (parodies, parodying, parodied

  • Produce a humorously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre): his specialty was parodying schoolgirl fiction. 
  • Mimic humorously: he parodied his friend’s voice.
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