parody
I noun amphigory, apery, buffoonery, burlesque, caricature, cartoon, comical representation, distortion, exaggeration, farce, imitation, lampoon, ludicrous imitation, mime, mimicry, mockery, mummery, pasquinade, ridicula imitatio, ridicule, satire, squib, travesty II index caricature, distort, jape, mock (imitate), pose (impersonate), travesty

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


parody
n.
A work such as a film, literary work, or song that imitates another work in a humorous, ironic, or satirical way.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


parody
When an author or artist ridicules a well-known work by imitating it in a comedic way. To the extent that the parodist copies material protected by copyright, the publication may be considered a copyright infringement unless excused by the fair use defense. The key factor for a parody to qualify as fair use is whether the parody is transformative — it adds something new, with a further purpose or different character altering the copied work with new expression, meaning, or message.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Copyright Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

parody
n.
   the humorous use of an existing song, play, or writing which changes the words to give farcical and ironic meaning. Parodies have been challenged as copyright infringements on the original works, particularly since some have reaped terrific profits. Recent decisions favor the parodies and say they have an originality of their own and, thus, are not infringements. There is a free speech issue involved in these decisions since parodies traditionally have so- cial and political significance.
   See also: copyright

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • parody — par o*dy (p[a^]r [ o]*d[y^]), n.; pl. {Parodies} (p[a^]r [ o]*d[i^]z). [L. parodia, Gr. parw,di a; para beside + w,dh a song: cf. F. parodie. See {Para }, and {Ode}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parody — par o*dy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {parodied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {parodying}.] [Cf. F. parodier.] To write a parody upon; to burlesque. [1913 Webster] I have translated, or rather parodied, a poem of Horace. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parody# — parody n travesty, *caricature, burlesque Analogous words: skit, squib, lampoon, *libel parody vb travesty, caricature, burlesque (see under CARICATURE n) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • parody — [n] imitation, spoof apology, burlesque, caricature, cartoon, copy, derision, farce, irony, jest, joke, lampoon, mime, mimicry, misrepresentation, mockery, mock heroic*, pastiche, play on*, raillery, rib*, ridicule, roast*, satire, send up*, skit …   New thesaurus

  • parody — ► NOUN (pl. parodies) 1) an amusingly exaggerated imitation of the style of a writer, artist, or genre. 2) a feeble imitation. ► VERB (parodies, parodied) ▪ produce a parody of. DERIVATIVES paro …   English terms dictionary

  • parody — [par′ə dē] n. pl. parodies [Fr parodie < L parodia < Gr parōidia, burlesque song < para , beside (see PARA 1) + ōidē, song (see ODE)] 1. a) a literary or musical work imitating the characteristic style of some other work or of a writer… …   English World dictionary

  • Parody — A parody (pronounced|ˈpɛɹədiː US, [Help:IPA| [ˈpaɹədiː] UK), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, by means of humorous or satiric imitation. As the literary… …   Wikipedia

  • parody — parodiable, adj. /par euh dee/, n., pl. parodies, v., parodied, parodying. n. 1. a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing: his hilarious parody of Hamlet s soliloquy. 2. the genre of literary composition… …   Universalium

  • parody — noun 1 writing/speech/music ADJECTIVE ▪ brilliant, clever ▪ funny, hilarious ▪ cruel ▪ song (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • parody — par|o|dy1 [ˈpærədi] n plural parodies [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: parodia, from Greek, from para ( PARA ) + aidein to sing ] 1.) [U and C] a piece of writing, music etc or an action that copies someone or something in an amusing way parody …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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