ironynoun [U]uk /ˈaɪ.rə.ni/ us /ˈaɪ.rə.ni/
irony noun [U] (OPPOSITE RESULT)
- With inevitable irony, it was Smith who scored the winning goal against his former team.
- The final irony of the situation was that Collins himself ordered the assassination.
- The irony is that the formula turned out to have been incorrect all along.
- He noted the irony that the weapons were now being used against the country that produced them.
- The irony is that his mistake will actually improve the team's situation.
irony noun [U] (TYPE OF SPEECH)