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Definition of Irony

Irony

  1. Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles.
  2. Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.
  3. Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
  4. A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.

Irony Quotations

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
Samuel Butler

I'm not a culture snob. So while, of course, I think the Mozart 'Requiem' or, say, Beethoven's 'Ninth' are some of the greatest works of art in the history of humankind, that's not to say the Beatles or Queen or Simon and Garfunkel aren't brilliant, beautiful, important works of art that should be sung without a sense of irony.
Eric Whitacre

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.
Ellen Glasgow

My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.
Mark Haddon

The irony is, the advertising industry knows everyone hates what they produce. This is why they keep looking for new ways to force people to stay tuned.
Simon Sinek
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Irony Translations

irony in Dutch is ironie
irony in French is ironie
irony in German is Ironie
irony in Italian is ironia
irony in Norwegian is ironi
irony in Swedish is ironin, ironi
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