Happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this
it was ironic that now that everybody had plenty of money for food, they couldn't obtain it because everything was rationed
dry: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"
(ironically) contrary to plan or expectation; "ironically, he ended up losing money under his own plan"
(ironically) in an ironic manner; "she began to mimic him ironically"
(irony) sarcasm: witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
(irony) incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated"
"Ironic" is a song written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard and produced by Ballard for Morissette's third album Jagged Little Pill (1995). It was released as the album's fourth single in 1996 (see 1996 in music). The song received a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year in 1997.
Irony (from the Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning dissimulation or feigned ignorance) is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is an incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident meaning of words or actions.
(Irony (album)) Irony (stylised as irony) is an album by ACO, released in 2003.
Both coincidental and contradictory in a humorous or poignant and very improbable way
(irony) 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; Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the ...
(Irony) A meaning, often contradictory, concealed behind the apparent meaning of a word or phrase.
(Irony) A mode of expression in which the intended meaning is the opposite of what is stated, often implying ridicule or light sarcasm; a state of affairs or events that is the reverse of what might have been expected
(Irony) The discrepancy between what is perceived and what is revealed; language and situations that seem to reverse normal expectations.
(irony) expression of something which is contrary to the intended meaning; the words say one thing but mean another
Irony takes many forms. In irony of situation, the result of an action is the reverse of what the actor expected. Macbeth murders his king hoping that in becoming king he will achieve great happiness. ...
(Irony) The contrast between expectation and reality. This incongruity has the effect of surprising the reader or viewer. Techniques of irony include hyperbole, understatement, and sarcasm. See Hyperbole
(irony) differences between expectation and result, or between appearance and reality
(Irony) the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. "What a wonderful weekend! I worked all day Saturday and Sunday."
(Irony) Saying one thing and meaning another.
(Irony) A situation, or a use of language, involving some kind of incongruity or discrepancy. Three kinds of irony are distinguished:
(irony (n)) A humorous or subtly sarcastic expression in which the meaning of the words is the opposite of their usual sense
(Irony) The use of words to express something different from, and often opposite to their literal meaning. The affection that Emma craves so dearly in her adulterous experiences is found in Charles. But she does not appreciate his love until she is dying of arsenic poisoning. ...
(irony) An incongruity or discrepancy. Three main categories of literary irony exist: (1) dramatic irony, in which a reader knows more than characters in a story know; (2) verbal irony, in which writers or speakers say the opposite of what they mean; (3) irony of situation, in which a situation ...
(irony) when the literal meaning of a statement or action is contrary to or opposite of the intended meaning