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One entry found for irony.
Main Entry: iro·ny
Pronunciation: primarystressimacr-rschwa-nemacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
1 a : the use of words that mean the opposite of what one really intends b : an ironic expression or utterance
2 a : inconsistency between an actual and an expected result of a sequence of events b : a result marked by this inconsistency
3 : the contradiction between the situation developed in a drama and the words or actions of the characters that is understood by the audience but not by the characters themselves

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