Definition of Burlesques

1. Noun. (plural of burlesque) ¹



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Definition of Burlesques

1. burlesque [v] - See also: burlesque

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burlesques

burladeros
burlap
burlap bag
burlaps
burlaw
burled
burler
burlers
burlesk
burlesks
burlesque
burlesqued
burlesquely
burlesquer
burlesquers
burlesques (current term)
burlesquing
burletta
burlettas
burley
burleycue
burleys
burlier
burliest
burlily
burlin'
burliness
burlinesses
burling
burls

Literary usage of Burlesques

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1. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1861)
"But let us see how Aristophanes set about reforming the Greek drama by means of his burlesques. In the Fi-ogs, which is especially devoted to that object, ..."

2. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope (1900)
"THACKERAY'S burlesques. As so much of Thackeray's writing partakes of the ... The volume called burlesques, published in 1869, begins with the Novels by ..."

3. The Works of W. E. Henley by William Ernest Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"... afterwards famous as Mrs. Clive.1 The latter was a favourite with ' heavy leads' as late as the late Sam Phelps. But, the burlesques apart, Fielding's f ..."

4. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... or, more specifically, an imaginary character behind which Thackeray, in his early magazine sketches, novels, and burlesques, hid his own personality. ..."

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