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irony1 British & World English

The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect

irony2 British & World English

Of or like iron

Socratic irony British & World English

A pose of ignorance assumed in order to entice others into making statements that can then be challenged

tragic irony in irony1 British & World English

A literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions is clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character

dramatic in irony1 British & World English

A literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions is clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character

irony English Thesaurus

that note of irony in her voice

irony English-Spanish

ironía f

by an irony of fate in irony English-Spanish

por ironías del destino

a vein of irony/lyricism in vein English-Spanish

una veta irónica/de lirismo

the irony of it is that … in irony English-Spanish

lo irónico del asunto es que …

he spoke with heavy/bitter irony in irony English-Spanish

habló en un tono cargado de ironía/con amarga ironía

a story laced with wit and irony in lace English-Spanish

una historia con una buena dosis de chispa e ironía

she smarted under his cruel irony in smart English-Spanish

su ironía hiriente la hacía sufrir

the supreme irony would be if … in supreme English-Spanish

el colmo de la ironía sería que …

there was more than a hint of irony in what she said in hint English-Spanish

había algo más que un dejo de ironía en lo que dijo