Yet, in spite of all the distortions and exaggerations and displacements, Sharaku's satyrical faces live.
satyrical Characters, and handsom Descriptions, in Letters, 8vo.
See 'The New Ministry, containing a collection of all the satyrical poems, songs, &c. 1742.'
Yours by Mr. Read was received, in which I find you allude to the "severe and satyrical language" of mine in a former letter.
woodland deity, companion of Bacchus, late 14c., from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros, of unknown origin. In pre-Roman Greek art, a man-like being with the tail and ears of a horse; the modern conception of a being part man, part goat is from Roman sculptors, who seem to have assimilated them to the fauns of native mythology. In some English bibles used curiously to translate Hebrew se'irim, a type of hairy monster superstitiously believed to inhabit deserts.