|Origin:||ironia, from Greek eironeia, from eiron 'person who lies'|
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i‧ron‧y plural ironies
1 [uncountable and countable]
a situation that is unusual or amusing because something strange happens, or the opposite of what is expected happens or is true:
Life is full of little ironies.
when you use words that are the opposite of what you really mean, often in order to be amusing
trace/hint/touch of irony
Wagner calls his program 'the worst talk show in America,' without a hint of irony.
heavy irony British English (=a lot of irony)➔ sarcasm
'Of course Michael won't be late; you know how punctual he always is,' she said with heavy irony.