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Parodies definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Parody Par"o*dy, n.; pl. Parodies. [L. parodia, Gr. ?; ? beside + ? a song: cf. F. parodie. See Para-, and Ode.] 1. A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty. The lively parody which he wrote . . . on Dryden's ``Hind and Panther'' was received with great applause. --Macaulay. 2. A popular maxim, adage, or proverb. [Obs.]



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