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English definition of “irony”

irony

noun
 
 
/ˈaɪərəni/
SITUATION [C, U] a situation that is strange because it is the opposite of what you expected: The irony is that now he's retired, he's busier than ever.Different and difference
HUMOUR [U] a type of humour in which people say something they do not meanHumour and humorous
(Definition of irony from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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