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irony

noun [no plural]   /ˈaɪ.rə.ni/
A a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result ironía The irony (of it) is that the new tax system will burden those it was intended to help.1867
the use of words that are the opposite of what you mean, as a way of being funny ironía 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 159
(Definition of irony from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

irony

noun /ˈaiərəni/ ( plural ironies)
a form of deliberate mockery in which one says the opposite of what is obviously true ironía His playful sense of irony adds much to his performances as a comedian.
seeming mockery in a situation, words etc ironía The irony of the situation was that he stole the money which she had already planned to give him.
ironic /aiˈronik(l)/ /aiˈronikəl/ adjective ( ironical)
irónico
ironically adverb
irónicamente
(Definition of irony from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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