Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a satyr.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to satyrs; burlesque.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to satyrs: as, a satyric drama.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or having the characteristics of a satyr

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek σατυρικός (satyrikos), from σάτυρος (sátyros) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Three tragedies represented in succession were followed by a burlesque, the so-called satyric drama, which has no connection, it must be remembered, with the moral satire of the Romans, but takes its name from the grotesque satyrs of the Greek woods.

    Pericles

  • Dirk Benedict, who in the original series played the satyric flying ace and cigar-smoker Starbuck, was appalled to discover that his character had been reconceived as a woman — an angry and outspoken woman (Katee Sackhoff) at that, smoking a goddamned cigar!

    Lost In Space

  • STRANGER: And so our satyric drama has been played out; and the troop of Centaurs and Satyrs, however unwilling to leave the stage, have at last been separated from the political science.

    The Statesman

  • The iambic measure then replaced the trochaic tetrameter, which was originally employed when the poetry was of the satyric order, and had greater with dancing.

    Poetics

  • Moreover, it was not till late that the short plot was discarded for one of greater compass, and the grotesque diction of the earlier satyric form for the stately manner of Tragedy.

    Poetics

  • He was stiffer than before, if that was physiologically possible, and a fever had descended upon him like a satyric malaria.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

  • You - "" Clark told me all about your satyric reputation.

    Where There's Smoke

  • Her gaze slid to his mouth and the deepening grooves of satyric amusement on either side.

    Touch the Wind

  • Tragedy belongs with comedy and satyric play to drama.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Here at last was a kingdom Ike could call his own -- a place where he could write and record all day and all night too, and party afterward in his private retreat with any of the dozens of women who seemed always available to satisfy his satyric appetites.

    I Tina

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