English - Vietnamese Dictionary
irony /'aiəni/Concise Dictionary
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ironies'aɪə(r)nɪAdvanced English 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
+ noun (plural ironies)Collocation Dictionary
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
She tried to ignore the heavy irony in his voice.
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.
(= 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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