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The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
“You can not express irony or metaphor effectively in ticker-tape speech.”
A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often wryly amusing as a result
“Opposition parties wasted no time in stressing the irony of the situation.”
The subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behaviour
The quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech
Turn of expression
Conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies
A strong, hard magnetic silvery-grey metal, the chemical element of atomic number 26, much used as a material for construction and manufacturing, especially in the form of steel
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