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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

irony English Thesaurus

that note of irony in her voice

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