Definitions For Burlesque


  • A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  • A theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
  • A play, story, novel, etc., that makes a serious subject seem funny or ridiculous
  • A kind of entertainment that was popular in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and that included funny performances, singing, dancing, etc., and sometimes performances in which women took off their clothes


  • Make a parody of


  • Relating to or characteristic of a burlesque

Is Burlesque a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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The word Burlesque is worth 20 points in Scrabble and 24 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Burlesque in a Sentence

  • The book is a burlesque of Victorian society.
  • A writer whose burlesque often bordered on cruelty
  • Several important 20th-century performers got their start in burlesque.
  • Burlesquing the teacher's nervous tic isn't very nice

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