irony

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Singular
irony

Plural
ironies

  1. (uncountable) Irony is something which means opposite of what it says literally; it is generally used humorously.
  2. (countable & uncountable) An irony is the strange quality of a situation when something happens in an unexpected but connected way.
    The irony is that making kids sit in class is probably a bad way to make them learn.
    It would be ironic for Matt, being a professional gymnast, to die while jumping on the trampoline.

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Positive
irony

Comparative
more irony

Superlative
most irony

  1. If something is irony, it has to do with the metal iron.
    This food has an irony taste to it.

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