Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to satyrs; burlesque.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a satyr.

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  • adjective of or relating to or having the characteristics of a satyr

Etymologies

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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