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Definition of the noun burlesque
What does burlesque mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: burlesques
- a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
- a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of burlesque: lampoon / mockery / parody / pasquinade / put-on / send-up / sendup / spoof / takeoff / travesty
- more generic words: caricature / imitation / impersonation = a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
Alternative definition of the noun burlesque
- A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody
- A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
Definition of the adjective burlesque
What does burlesque mean as an attribute of a noun?
- relating to or characteristic of a burlesque
- example: burlesque theater
- lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
Alternative definition of the adjective burlesque
- See parodical.
Definition of the verb burlesque
What does burlesque mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: burlesqued | burlesquing | burlesques
- make a parody of
- "Burlesque" is a 2010 musical film directed and written by Steven Antin and starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. The film was released on November 24, 2010 in North America. This film was the debut of pop singer Aguilera as an actress, and also starred Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci and Dianna Agron.
- also known as Burleska, Noches de encanto, Díva
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: Steve Antin
- producer: Donald De Line
- executive producers: Stacy Cramer, Glenn S. Gainor, Risa Shapiro & Dana Belcastro
- production design by Jon Gary Steele
- art direction by Chris Cornwell
- written by Steve Antin & Diablo Cody
- Cher as Tess
- Christina Aguilera as Ali Rose
- Eric Dane as Marcus
- Cam Gigandet as Jack
- Julianne Hough as Georgia
- Alan Cumming as Alexis
- Peter Gallagher as Vince
- Kristen Bell as Nikki
- Stanley Tucci as Sean
- Dianna Agron as Natalie
- Glynn Turman as Harold Saint
- David Walton as Mark The Dj
- Terrence J as Dave
- Chelsea Traille as Coco
- Tanee McCall as Scarlett
- Stephen Lee as Dwight
- Baldeep Singh as Ali's Hotel Manager
- Katelynn Tilley as Ditsy Waitress
- James Brolin as Mr. Anderson
- Tyne Stecklein as Jesse
- Paula Van Oppen as Anna
- Isabella Hofmann as Loretta
- Denise Faye as Preacher
- Wendy Benson-Landes as Marla
- Tisha French as Loft Assistant
- Katerina Mikailenko as Brittany
- Jay Luchs as Party Guest at Marcus's House
- Gwen Van Dam as Curler Woman at Grundy Bus Stop
- Catherine Natale as Curler Woman's Friend
- Jonathon Trent as Damon
- Blair Redford as James
- Taylor Graves as Bumper Band Member #1
- Adam Driggs as Bumper Band Member #2
- Alvino Lewis as Bumper Band Member #3
- Jimmy R.O. Smith as Bumper Band Member #4
- Leah Katz as Bumper Band Member #5
- Melanie Lewis as Main Dancer #6
- Sarah Mitchell as Main Dancer #1
- Tara Nicole Hughes as Main Dancer #2
- Aisha Jamila Francis as Main Dancer #3
- DeAnna Walters as Main Dancer #4
- Loriel Hennington as Main Dancer #5
- Robert Kirkland as Bartender #1
- Black Thomas as Bartender #2
- Sean Van der Wilt as Bartender #3
- Corey Anderson as Bartender #4
- Timor Steffens as Bartender #5
- JaQuel Knight as Bartender #6
- Samantha Abrantes as Can Can Dancer #1
- Samantha Faye Lee as Can Can Dancer #2
- casting by John Papsidera
- cinematography by Bojan Bazelli
- edited by Virginia Katz
- music by Christophe Beck
- costume design by Michael Kaplan
- set decoration by Dena Roth
- location: Los Angeles
- genres: Musical, Romance Film, Drama, Musical Drama
- subject: Neo-Burlesque
- tagline: It takes a LEGEND ... To make a STAR.
- rating: PG-13 (USA)
- released on (5 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- "Burlesque" is a 2010 drama film directed and written by Dominic Deacon and starring Haydn Evans, Christina Hallett and Poppy Cherry. The film was released on 26 August 2010 in Australia and won Best Australian Feature Film at the 2010 Sexy International Film Festival. This film was shot in Melbourne, Victoria.
- country: Australia
- language: English Language
- genre: Drama
- released on (5 years ago)
- "Burlesque" is the first full-length album by Bellowhead.
- "Burlesque" is a song and single written by Roger Chapman and John Whitney and performed by British group, Family.
Burlesque were an English pub rock band formed in London in 1972 and disbanded in 1977. Core members were Billy Jenkins and Ian Trimmer, who after Burlesque had disbanded went on to record and perform as Trimmer and Jenkins.
- genre: Pub rock
Burlesque a.k.a. Victorian burlesque, sometimes known as travesty or extravaganza, is a genre of theatrical entertainment that was popular in Victorian England and in the New York theatre of the mid 19th century. It is a form of parody in which a well-known opera or piece of classical theatre or ballet is adapted into a broad comic play, usually a musical play, usually risqué in style, mocking the theatrical and musical conventions and styles of the original work, and often quoting or pastiching text or music from the original work. Victorian burlesque is one of several forms of burlesque.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Burlesque
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by Joseph T Shipley,
presenting the trivial with ironic seriousness (high burlesque) or the serious with grotesque levity (low burlesque). Frequently its purpose is ...
by Claude Summers
Burlesque is now most often associated with seedy strip shows and low comedy, but in the midnineteenth century this theatrical form was associated primarily with parody of high culture through puns, word play, and nonsense.
by Peter Auger
burlesque (noun, verb and adj.; French, 'mockery') In LITERARY CRITICISM, a general term for any composition that ridicules a GENRE'S form and STYLE through IMITATION. Burlesques are ...
Dictionary of the Theatre (1998)
Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis, Christine Shantz
BURLESQUE (From the Italian burletco, burla; joke, farce.) Fr.: burlesque; Ger.: das Burleske; Sp.: burlesco. Burlesque is an exaggerated form of the comic*, using trivial expressions to speak of the noble or elevated, making a travesty of a ...
Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes] (2017)
by Peg A. Lamphier, Rosanne Welch
Burlesque is a form of entertainment that is largely associated with sexual display and blue humor. Although identified primarily with striptease, burlesque has been applied to a variety of theatrical forms that rely on the juxtaposition of high and ...
by Gary Day, Jack Lynch
GEORGINA LOCK Burlesque is a term the meaning of which has shifted substantially since its first appearances in English in the seventeenth century. In twentieth- and twenty-first-century usage, burlesque most frequently denotes spectacles ...
by Diagram Group
burlesque A coarse form of dramatic parody that seeks to entertain through distortion or ridicule, for example in the comic treatment of serious and ...
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Quotes about Burlesque
I've had 79 to 80 years of show business. I started when I was 5 with a man called Tom Mix. I didn't have time to go to school because I was in silent movies, I was in radio, I was in burlesque, I worked with the circus. I'm all show business! (George Sidney)
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Scrabble value of B3U1R1L1E1S1Q10U1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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