Definition for BURL'ER


A dresser of cloth. BUR-LESQUE' or BUR-LESK', a. [Fr.; It. burlesco, from burlare, to ridicule; burla, mockery, raillery; Port. and Sp. burlar, to jest or scoff; burlesco, a wag, a jester. The termination esque answers to Eng. ish.] Jocular; tending to excite laughter by ludicrous images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a trifling subject is treated with gravity.

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