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  • a humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, especially in literature and art [Princeton Review]
  • (piece of) speech, writing or music that imitates the style of an author, composer, etc in an amusing and often exaggerated way; comic imitation [Barron]
  • a literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule; a poor or weak imitation [Taisha]

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