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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
Translations of “irony”
in Spanish ironía…
in French ironie…
in German die Ironie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反效果, 諷刺,適得其反…
in Russian ирония, превратность судьбы, насмешка…
in Turkish tuhaflık, acayiplik, gariplik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反效果, 讽刺,适得其反…
in Polish ironia…
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