Translation of satire in Spanish:

satire

Pronunciation: /ˈsætaɪr; ˈsætaɪə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (composition) a satire (on sth) una sátira (de or a algo)
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    • The film is an incisive satire on religion and British society, with the Church of England hierarchy particularly coming in for a skewering.
    • Although set in the future, Owen's play is a satire on our preoccupation with surfaces.
    • The play is to be perceived as a satire on big business, which these piddling rogues try to emulate and, in their puny way, supposedly mirror.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (genre, mode) sátira (feminine) with a note of satire in her voice con un retintín de burla, con un tonillo satírico
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    • Some pointed out the film's emotional power, others its use of irony and satire to criticize fascism.
    • Tan's mild political satire maintains a wry humour that complements the general comic tone.
    • Through humour, satire, and a range of experiments with language, the collection offers an oblique commentary on Caribbean society.
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    • He was a pioneer in various genres including satire, literary criticism, and drama.
    • In English literature, satire may be held to have begun with Chaucer, who was followed by many 15th-cent. writers, including Dunbar.
    • Like both satire and the sentimental, the uncanny as a literary category has been the subject of significant theoretical work.

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