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satirenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsæt.aɪər/  us   /-aɪr/
satirical
adjective uk   us   /səˈtɪr.ɪ.kəl/
satirical ​cartoons/​magazines
(Definition of satire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"satire" in American English

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satirenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsæ·tɑɪər/
literature a ​humorous way of ​criticizingpeople or ​ideas to show that they have ​faults or are ​wrong, or a ​piece of writing or a ​play that uses this ​style: [C] The ​play is a satire on ​corporateculture.
satirical
adjective  us   /səˈtɪər·ɪ·kəl/
satirical ​humor
satirize
verb [T]  us   /ˈsæt̬·əˌrɑɪz/
Garry Trudeau would satirize him in his Doonesbury ​comicstrip.
(Definition of satire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “satire”
in Spanish sátira…
in Vietnamese sự châm biếm…
in Malaysian satira, karangan sindiran…
in Thai การเขียนที่กล่าวเสียดสี…
in French satire…
in German die Satire…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讽刺,讥讽, 讽刺作品…
in Turkish taşlama, yerme, hicvetme…
in Russian сатира…
in Indonesian satir…
in Chinese (Traditional) 諷刺,譏諷, 諷刺作品…
in Polish satyra…
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