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irony

Pronunciation: /ˈaɪrəni/

Translation of irony in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -nies)

c and u
  • ironía (feminine) the irony of it is that … lo irónico del asunto es que … by an irony of fate por ironías del destino that's one of life's little ironies esa es una de las pequeñas ironías de la vida he spoke with heavy/bitter irony habló en un tono cargado de ironía/con amarga ironía
    Example sentences
    • It would be the final irony of this extraordinary affair if the fight were to be cancelled on the grounds that it could be a threat to public order.
    • It's at this point I begin to wonder whether Wayne's post is actually satirical, replete with deliberate ironies I completely missed.
    • There's plenty of irony in seeing one monopoly accuse another monopoly of restricting users' choices.

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