satyr play


noun

a burlesque or ribald drama having a chorus of satyrs, usually written by a poet to follow the poet's trilogy of tragedies presented at the Dionysian festival in ancient Greece.

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satyr play

noun

(in ancient Greek drama) a ribald play with a chorus of satyrs, presented at the Dionysian festival
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