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noun literature satire pronunciation in British English /ˈsætaɪə(r)/
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  1. [uncountable] the use of humour to criticize someone or something and make them seem silly
    political/social satire
    1. a.
      [countable] a play, book, film etc that uses this humour
      His latest book is a biting satire on the monarchy.


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