Noun(1) a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease(2) a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
Verb(1) make a parody of
Adjective(1) relating to or characteristic of a burlesque
(1) Already on standby are a contortionist, a freaky burlesque dancer and a ├ö├ç├┐hanging skin guy.├ö├ç├û(2) An Oscar-nominated actress as well as a burlesque queen, West's self-indulgence is the stuff of legend.(3) But Destiny's Child had more to celebrate than doing just a burlesque tease dance on-stage, they actually picked up the award for Best Group.(4) In 1838 he contributed to Blackwood's ├ö├ç├┐Father Tom and the Pope├ö├ç├û, a burlesque on Irish Catholicism.(5) Abbott and Costello were among the most successful comics at making the transition from burlesque to film and radio.(6) Though given to bouts of rueful depression himself, he could only burlesque the spectacle of an artist's self-congratulatory struggles.(7) To add insult to injury, he goes on to burlesque one of the iconic phrases of devolution: ├ö├ç├┐I do not favour a Scottish solution.├ö├ç├û(8) Denise was a guest Doll as the burlesque group took the stage at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas.(9) the argument descends into music-hall burlesque(10) Certainly, he made use of all that is available in the repertoire of humour: irony, satire, parody and burlesque .(11) It would be easy to overplay this role├ö├ç┬¬ to burlesque it in the direction of Sergeant Bilko.(12) In the story, the ├ö├ç├┐Dixie ├ö├ç├┐character is the headliner of the burlesque troupe working at the Old Opera House.├ö├ç├û(13) In the first - the Orwellian - culture becomes a prison, whereas in the second - - the Huxleyan - culture becomes a burlesque .(14) So it was a burlesque of colonial ideology, now some might call it camp, there was a little bit of that.(15) My speech was scheduled immediately after the fab and very sexy Immodesty Blaize - a brilliant burlesque striptease artiste and extremely hard act to follow.(16) In competition with musical comedy, burlesque houses, nightclubs, and especially the movies, vaudeville declined in the 1920s.