Lampoon and Parody


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Lampoon noun – A creative work that uses sharp humor to point up the foolishness of a person, institution, or human nature in general.
Usage example: this classic musical is a lampoon of the movie business at the time when sound was introduced

Parody is a synonym for lampoon in satire topic. In some cases you can use "Parody" instead the word "Lampoon" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like ridicule, satirize, caricature, satirise. popular alternative
Nearby Words: lampooning, lampooned
Synonyms for Lampoon


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Parody noun – A work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect.
Usage example: the musical is a parody of every biblical epic ever made

Lampoon is a synonym for parody in satirize topic. You can use "Lampoon" instead the word "Parody" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as satire, take off, imitation, satirise. popular alternative
Nearby Words: parodied, parodist, parodying
Synonyms for Parody

How words are described

blatant blatant lampoon blatant parody

Common collocations

idea lampoon idea parody idea
games lampoon games parody games
critics lampoon critics parody critics

Both words in one sentence

  • There was a parody in the National Lampoon magazine that had the hero being a gynecologist instead of an archeologist.
  • Parody: His game show, Take a Good Look, mocked the conventions of game shows of the day and many sketches lampoon many of the stars and shows common in 1950s culture and media.
  • Cluster F Bomb / Music The National Lampoon, on their 1972 lp "Radio Dinner" did a spot-on parody of John Lennon ranting at everybody (much of it quoted from him verbatim).
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