Par"o*dy (?), n.; pl. Parodies (#). [L. parodia, Gr. ; beside + a song: cf. F. parodie. See Para-, and Ode.]


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.


A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.



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Par"o*dy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parodied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Parodying.] [Cf. F. parodier.]

To write a parody upon; to burlesque.

I have translated, or rather parodied, a poem of Horace.


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