Investigation on the word Irony

By: Manvir virk

What does it mean?

These are a few definitions for you to understand the meaning of the word irony.
Definition#1: The use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny.
Definition#2: A situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected.


The correct way of pronouncing the word irony is /ˈaɪrəni/. If you still don't understand how to pronounce the word irony here is a simpler way to make you understand how to say it, eye-run-ee.

Synonyms for the Word Irony

There's a variety of words that have the same meaning as the word irony. Here are some synonyms for the word irony, humor, twist, paradox, and mockery.

Examples of irony

Here are a few examples of the word irony being used. Example#1, The irony of her reply, "how nice!" when I said I had to work all weekend. Example#2, "The bite I had gotten from the tiger was delightful," I said in irony. Example#3, a fire station burns down. Example#4, the police station gets robbed. Example#5, a pilot had a fear of heights. Example#6, "There's free office cake on the first day of your diet." Example#7, "it's like they announce a new phone, the day after you buy it." And last but not the least example#8, "no smoking sign when you brought your vape."

What part of speech is it?

The literary device irony is a noun.


These are all of the derivatives for the word irony, Ironic-adjective, Ironical-adjective, Ironically-adverb, and Ironies-plural.
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