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TRAVESTY (Fr. travestie, from travest...

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 216 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TRAVESTY (Fr. travestie, from travestir, to disguise, se travestir, to change one's clothes; Lat. trans, across, and vestire, to clothe), a burlesque, particularly a grotesque imitation of a serious work of literature or art, in which the subject, characters, &c., are retained, but the style, language and treatment generally are exaggerated and distorted to excite ridicule (see also BURLESQUE).
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