Irony

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪrəni /
NOUN (plural ironies)

[MASS NOUN]
1The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect

Origin

early 16th century (also denoting Socratic irony): via Latin from Greek eirōneia ‘simulated ignorance’, from eirōn ‘dissembler’.

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