satyr play

noun

Definition of satyr play

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

First Known Use of satyr play

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Satyr play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satyr%20play. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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