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English definition of “ironic”

ironic

adjective (HAVING OPPOSITE EFFECT)   /ɑɪˈrɑn·ɪk/ (also ironical,  /ɑɪˈrɑn·ɪ·kəl/)
odd or humorous because something has a different or opposite result from what is expected: [+ that clause] It’s really ironic that I would be asked to write about pets today because just yesterday our dog ran away.
(Definition of ironic adjective (HAVING OPPOSITE EFFECT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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