satire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “satire” in the English Dictionary

"satire" in British English

See all translations

satirenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsæt.aɪər/  us   /-aɪr/
a way of ​criticizingpeople or ​ideas in a ​humorous way, or a ​piece of writing or ​play that uses this ​style: political satire Her ​play was a biting/​cruel satire on ​life in the 80s.
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

See all translations

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.
adjective  us   /səˈtɪər·ɪ·kəl/
satirical ​humor
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…
What is the pronunciation of satire?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“satire” in British English

“satire” in American English

Word of the Day


to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More