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mock-heroic

[mok-hi-roh-ik] /ˈmɒk hɪˈroʊ ɪk/
adjective
1.
imitating or burlesquing that which is heroic, as in manner, character, or action:
mock-heroic dignity.
2.
of or pertaining to a form of satire in which trivial subjects, characters, and events are treated in the ceremonious manner and with the elevated language and elaborate devices characteristic of the heroic style.
noun
3.
an imitation or burlesque of something heroic.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
Related forms
mock-heroically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mock heroically

mock-heroic

adjective
1.
(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
noun
2.
burlesque imitation of the heroic style or of a single work in this style
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