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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 9 months ago

How come nobody knows the definition of ironic?

And how to use the term properly

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  • 9 months ago

    the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

    a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

    a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.

    noun: dramatic irony; plural noun: tragic irony

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  • Jill
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    9 months ago

    I don't think irony is ever properly explained in school. Most people think irony is like what Alanis Morissette sings about. It's like rain on your wedding day, It's a free ride when you've already paid, It's the good advice that you just didn't take... The irony of that song is that nothing in it is ironic.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Irony is similar to sarcasm, but the goal of sarcasm is to mock, while irony is usually used to make subtler points.I find it ironic [appropriate?]

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