Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
irony /'aiəni/
  • tính từ
    • giống thép, giống gang
    • danh từ
      • sự mỉa, sự mỉa mai, sự châm biếm
      • Socratic irony
        • Socratic
    Concise Dictionary
    +witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    +incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    +a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

    Advanced English Dictionary
    + noun (plural ironies)
    1 [U, C] the amusing or strange aspect of a situation that is very different from what you expect; a situation like this: The irony is that when he finally got the job, he discovered he didn't like it. + It was one of life's little ironies.
    2 [U] the use of words that say the opposite of what you really mean, often as a joke and with a tone of voice that shows this: 'England is famous for its food,' she said with heavy irony. + There was a note of irony in his voice. + a hint / trace of irony
    Collocation Dictionary


    great, heavy
    She tried to ignore the heavy irony in his voice.
    | gentle
    She congratulated him with gentle irony.
    | bitter, cruel, tragic | neat, nice
    It is a nice irony that the Minister of Transport missed the meeting because her train was delayed.
    | final, supreme, ultimate
    The final irony was that he became Minister of Education having left school at 12.
    | dramatic
    (= in a play, when a character's words carry an extra meaning that the character is not aware of)


    hint, touch, trace
    He thanked us all without a touch of irony.


    by a … ~
    By a cruel irony, he died in a crash while returning home from the war.

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