iro·ny
 noun \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\
plural iro·nies




1




: a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony



2
a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaningb : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by ironyc : an ironic expression or utterance



3
a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruityb : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

iro·ny

 noun \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\
plural iro·nies

1
: a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony

2
a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaningb : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by ironyc : an ironic expression or utterance

3
(1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruityb : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

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