how to pronounce burlesque


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the above transcription of burlesque is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

burlesque is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of burlesque in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… with going to a burlesque show there's a …”

meanings of burlesque


  1. A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
  2. A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody.
  3. A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.


  1. To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
  2. To make a burlesque parody of.


  1. Parodical; parodic.

burlesque frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word burlesque occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics burlesque can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that burlesque can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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