satyr play
noun Date: 1929 a comic play of ancient Greece burlesquing a mythological subject and having a chorus representing satyrs

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • satyr play — sa′tyr play n. lit. (in ancient Greece) a burlesque or ribald drama having a chorus portraying satyrs • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

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