Definition of “ironic” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /aɪəˈrɒnɪk/

saying something that you do not mean, as a joke:

ironic comments

An ironic situation is strange because it is the opposite of what you expected:

[ + that ] It's ironic that she was hurt by the very person she's trying to help.
ironically adverb

(Definition of “ironic” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)