Definitions For Irony

noun

  • 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

Scrabble
8
Words with Friends
8

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.”

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