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noun parody pronunciation in British English /ˈpærədi/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] literature a literary or musical work that copies a serious work in a humorous way
    parody of: a witty parody of the Orpheus story
  2. 2
    [countable] something done so badly that it seems like a parody
    parody of: a parody of the legislative process


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