Die Übersetzung von "irony" - Englisch-Portugiesisch-Wörterbuch


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈaɪ.rə.ni/ us

A a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result

The irony (of it) is that the new tax system will burden those it was intended to help.

the use of words that are the opposite of what you mean, as a way of being funny

Her voice heavy with irony, Simone said, ‘We’re so pleased you were able to stay so long.’ (= Her voice made it obvious they were not pleased.)
→ Compare sarcasm

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