send-up

NOUN
  1. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
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How To Use send-up In A Sentence

  • Instead of a send-up of a target ripe for spoofing, they are making serious points about a play that Wilde subtitled ‘a trivial comedy for serious people’.
  • I'm just afraid it won't be fun to watch a send-up of shows I haven't seen.
  • Through skits, TV show send-ups, songs, kids' rhymes and humorous choreographed sequences, the play illustrates many of the ways mothers and daughters drive each other nuts, before concluding on a note of filial appreciation.
  • They're two brothers who create animated, musical send-ups of everything from corporate America to the government.
  • The Spectator has a good send-up of anti-Americanism.
  • This is in no way a send-up of ignorance and incompetence, but rather a critique of a world that can't seem to recognize it.
  • Here are just a few of the YouTube mashups, rants and send-ups inspired by the half-minute when Nike "Just Blew It. John Lee: England Beats Ireland in Rugby... on Planet Nike (VIDEO)
  • At the moment the TVs broadcast a repeating loop of one of the Guerilla News Network's pastiched send-ups of Bush's war yammer from last year - another scathing and witty but oft-screened bit of insurgent Final Cut Pro handiwork.
  • But it failed to key me up, just as the subject matter, perhaps deliberately, left me never quite sure whether this was an earnest morality tale or a spoof and a send-up.
  • But the painting is also an elaborate joke: this casual encounter not only particularizes the Greek myth of man's harnessing of fire, but it's also a send-up.
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