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Definitions and meaning of satire

satire

Etymology

From Middle French satire, from Old French, from Latin satira, from earlier satura, from lanx satura (full dish), from feminine of satur. Altered in Latin by influence of Ancient Greek σάτυρος (sáturos, satyr), on the mistaken notion that the form is related to the Greek σατυρικόν δράμα (saturikón dráma, satyr drama).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsætaɪɹ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsætaɪə/
  • Hyphenation: sat‧ire

Noun

satire (countable and uncountable, plural satires)

  1. (uncountable) A literary device of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humor, irony, and exaggeration are often used to aid this.
  2. (countable) A satirical work.
  3. (uncountable, dated) Severity of remark.

Derived terms

  • satiric, satirical
  • satirically
  • satirist

Translations

Further reading

  • satire in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • satire in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Usage notes

Often confused with parody, which does not necessarily have an element of social change.

Anagrams

  • striae, striæ, terais, terasi

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /satiːrə/, [saˈtˢiːɐ]

Noun

satire c (singular definite satiren, plural indefinite satirer)

  1. satire

Inflection

Related terms

  • satiriker ("satirist")
  • satirisere ("satirize")
  • satirisk ("satiric", "satirical")

Further reading

  • satire on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from French satire, German Satire or Latin satira, from Latin satur but influenced by Ancient Greek σάτυρος (sáturos).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌsaːˈtiː.rə/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ti‧re
  • Rhymes: -iːrə

Noun

satire f (plural satires or satiren)

  1. A satire.

Derived terms

  • satiriek
  • satirisch
  • satirist

Related terms

  • satyr

French

Noun

satire f (plural satires)

  1. satire

Further reading

  • “satire” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Noun

satire f

  1. plural of satira

Anagrams

  • ariste, estrai, restai, restia, risate, ritesa, sartie, starei

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin satura, satira

Noun

satire m (definite singular satiren, indefinite plural satirer, definite plural satirene)

  1. satire

Derived terms

  • satirisk

References

  • “satire” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin satura, satira

Noun

satire m (definite singular satiren, indefinite plural satirar, definite plural satirane)

  1. satire

Derived terms

  • satirisk

References

  • “satire” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a smooth, satiny ornamental wood from India.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)