Definition of Travesties

1. Noun. (plural of travesty) ¹



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Definition of Travesties

1. travesty [v] - See also: travesty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Travesties

traversal
traversals
traverse
traversed
traverser
traversers
traverses
traversing
traverso
traversos
travertine
travertines
travertinous
traves
travestied
travesties
travesty
travestying
travis
travises
travois
travoise
travoises
trawl
trawl line
trawl net
trawlboat
trawlboats
trawled
trawler

Literary usage of Travesties

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1. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"... ('Peter Pindar'); Whig skito and travesties. I. New lease of life, 1780-1800. Importance of studying this phase. III. Anti-revolutionary satire. ..."

2. A Whimsey Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1906)
"Travesties B1 OPTIMISM |E brave, faint heart, The dough shall yet be cake; Be strong, weak heart, The butter is to come. Some cheerful chance will right the ..."

3. College Greek Course in English by William Cleaver Wilkinson (1884)
"In his Prometheus (or Caucasus) he travesties the great master, in his characteristic irreverent, but irresistibly amusing style. That Lucian could not make ..."

4. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1847)
"We may class this book with those odious travesties of the old nursery tales which some publishers think it worth their while to get up expensively, ..."

5. An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1837)
"And I shall here only repeat, that however wide the difference of letter between the original and their travesties may appear to the eye, ..."

6. Protoplasm: Or, Matter and Life. With Some Remarks Upon the "Confession" of by Lionel Smith Beale (1874)
"It is very easy to talk of what others say as being " travesties" of Mr. Darwin's conclusions, but it would be far more to the point if evolutionists would ..."

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