ETYM Latin parodia, Greek; para beside + ode a song: cf. French parodie. Related to Para-, and Ode.
1. A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way; SYN. lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade.
2. Humorous or satirical mimicry; SYN. mockery, takeoff.
In literature and the other arts, a work that imitates the style of another work, usually with mocking or comic intent; it is related to satire.
1. To write a parody upon; to burlesque.
2. To imitate in a burlesque fashion.