satyr play

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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.

Nearby words

  1. satya yuga,
  2. satyagraha,
  3. satyagrahi,
  4. satyaloka,
  5. satyr,
  6. satyriasis,
  7. satyric,
  8. satyricon,
  9. satyrid,
  10. satyromaniac

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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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