Definitions For Irony


  • Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
  • Witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  • A trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
  • The use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny
  • A situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected

Is Irony a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Irony is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Irony in a Sentence

  • A writer known for her clever use of irony
  • “What a beautiful view,” he said, his voice dripping with irony, as he looked out the window at the alley.
  • She described her vacation with heavy irony as “an educational experience.”

Synonyms for Irony

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