satyr play


: a comic play of ancient Greece burlesquing a mythological subject and having a chorus representing satyrs

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satyr play was in 1845

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“Satyr play.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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