Implied in satiric (attested in 1387), from Latin satira, from earlier satura, from lanx satura (“full dish”), from feminine of satur. Altered in Latin by influence of Ancient Greek σάτυρος (saturos, “satyr”), on the mistaken notion that the form is related to the Greek σατυρικό δράμα (saturiko drama, “satyr drama”).
- (uncountable) A literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humour is often used to aid this.
- (countable) A satirical work.
Derived terms 
- satire in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- satire in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- IPA: /satiːrə/, [saˈtˢiːɐ]
Related terms 
satire f (plural satires)
- Plural form of satira