how to pronounce satire


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the above transcription of satire is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

satire is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of satire in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… read it in the onion its satire it's not …”

meanings of satire


  1. A literary device of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humor, irony, and exaggeration are often used to aid this.
  2. A satirical work.
  3. Severity of remark.

satire frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word satire occurs in english on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics satire can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that satire can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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