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burlesque

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burlesque/bɚˈlɛsk/noun
pluralburlesques
burlesque
/bɚˈlɛsk/
noun
pluralburlesques
Learner's definition of BURLESQUE  
: a play, story, novel, etc., that makes a serious subject seem funny or ridiculous
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[noncount]  : a kind of entertainment that was popular in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and that included funny performances, singing, dancing, etc., and sometimes performances in which women took off their clothes

— burlesque

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