- a satirical and topical comedy employing actors dressed in traditional fool's costume, popular in France during the late Middle Ages, and often used as a curtain raiser to mystery and morality plays.
Origin of sotie
1785–95; < French, Middle French: literally, foolishness, equivalent to sot fool + -ie -y3
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Examples from the Web for sotie
This was followed by the Sotie itself; then followed the morality, and lastly a farce.A Short History of French Literature
The sotie was directly satirical, and only assumed the guise of folly as a stalking-horse for shooting wit.
The morality was the special property of the first, the sotie of the second.