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or send·up (sĕnd′ŭp′)
n. Informal
An amusing imitation or parody; a takeoff: "The absurd trial is, of course, a send-up of the Dublin courts" (New Yorker).
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Noun1.sendup - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous waysendup - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
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In 1975, ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail,'' a sendup of the legend of King Arthur, had its world premiere in Los Angeles.
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If 2010's first instalment was a one-two sucker punch of glorious goofiness, the follow-up is a more thoughtful superhero sendup.
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Encounters with cultural icons, actors, and poets become a sendup of eccentrics and narcissists.
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