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mock-he·ro·ic

(mŏk′hĭ-rō′ĭk)
n.
A satirical imitation or burlesque of the heroic manner or style.

mock′-he·ro′ic adj.
mock′-he·ro′i·cal·ly adv.

mock-heroic

adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a literary work, esp a poem) imitating the style of heroic poetry in order to satirize an unheroic subject, as in Pope's The Rape of the Lock
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) burlesque imitation of the heroic style or of a single work in this style

mock′-hero′ic



adj.
1. imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action.
2. satirizing the heroic style of literature: a mock-heroic poem.
3. a literary work written in mock-heroic style.
[1705–15]
mock′-hero′ically, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mock-heroic - a satirical imitation of heroic versemock-heroic - a satirical imitation of heroic verse
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
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mock-heroic

[ˈmɒkhɪˈrəʊɪk] ADJheroicoburlesco