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pasquinade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pasquinade a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pasquinade A lampoon or satirical writing.
    • v. t Pasquinade To lampoon, to satirize.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pasquinade Same as pasquin. Synonyms Invective, Satire, etc. See lampoon.
    • pasquinade To satirize; lampoon; libel in pasquinades. Also pasquil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pasquinade a lampoon
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pasquinade, It. pasquinata,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pasquino, a sarcastic tailor in Rome in the 15th century, near whose house a mutilated statue was dug up just after his death, on which lampoons were posted.

Usage

In literature:

This does not prevent him from playing his pasquinades every night at the Vaudeville.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
While grave men reasoned thus, the Whig jesters were not sparing of their pasquinades.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The pasquinade or the squib gets a hold on the mind, and in its very drollery will ensure its being retained there.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
I'm going to see the pasquinades and join the others!
"The Reign of Greed" by Jose Rizal
Leo XII., pasquinade on, 131.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
Other students indulged their humor in like pasquinades.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
FRENEAU was a rare character, and his pasquinades on RIVINGTON, a tory editor, are rich specimens.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
I told him, he shou'd not try to pasquinade the Source of his Poesy.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Pasquinade against the Cardinal of Lorraine, i.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
PASQUINADES, origin of, and instances of several, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Libels, satires, pasquinades, were launched against him from every quarter.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Satirical sonnets began to circulate against my proteges, and they replied with pasquinades.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
Quite a volley of scorn and spite was fired in innumerable novels, satires, and pasquinades against his successor.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Of intellectual fruit there was not much except oratory, pamphlets, and pasquinades.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
It breaks out in English literature, from songs and pasquinades to grave political essays and legal commentaries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Vondel's only reply was, "I shall yet tell them sharper truths;" and he straightway sat down and wrote some cutting pasquinades.
"Vondel's Lucifer" by Joost van den Vondel
Moreover, Lady Mary was purely ignorant of Miss Townley's very existence when that pasquinade was written.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
The air is full of real and false sweetmeats, pamphlets, pasquinades, and puns.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The pasquinades of Italy never prevailed in Spain.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
LE PIERRE DE TOUCHE POLITIQUE, OU PASQUINADES.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 116, January 17, 1852" by Various
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