Definition / Define
- Irony Noun
- A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean something different from, or the opposite of what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention, notably as a form of humor.
- The quality or state of an event being both coincidental and contradictory in a humorous or poignant and extremely improbable way.
- Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.
- Ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist; Socratic irony.
- Irony Adjective
- Of or pertaining to the metal iron.
- The food had an irony taste to it.