The noun "satire" can be both countable and uncountable.
Meaning: humour used to criticize someone or something
Example sentence: The writer uses satire to make fun of politics and to make politicians look stupid, ignorant or crazy.
Meaning: a movie, book, play, etc. that uses satirical humour
Example sentence: The book is a biting satire on those who believe the world would be safer if most of us carried guns.
Test your understanding:
- One of the best satires ever made was Charlie Chaplin's film The Great Dictator.
- Chaplin used satire to make fascist leaders like Adolf Hitler look ridiculous.