dry, ironic, ironical, wry(adj)
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"
Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.
Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.
"Ironic" is a song recorded by Canadian-American singer Alanis Morissette for her third studio album Jagged Little Pill. It was written by Morissette and Glen Ballard, and was produced by him. Maverick and Warner Bros. Records released it as the album's fourth single on February 27, 1996 in CD, maxi and cassette formats. "Ironic" is a pop rock song written in the key of B major, and includes a moderate tempo of eighty-two beats per minute. Although the lyrics present several situations which are said to be "ironic", it has been noted by some commentators, including comedians and satirists, that these situations were not truly ironic, earning critiques and parodies as well as corrections to make the situations actually "ironic". The track topped the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart for six weeks, and reached the top five in Australia, New Zealand and Norway. In the United States, the song reached number four on April 13, 1996, and currently is her highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100. "Ironic" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song received two Grammy Award nominations in 1997, one of them Record of the Year. French director Stéphane Sednaoui filmed the music video. In it, Morissette drives through a winter landscape, and she plays multiple roles as her passengers. MTV nominated the music video for six MTV Video Music Awards in 1996, winning three of them. The music video was listed on VH1's "Greatest Music Videos" list and was parodied by Allison Rheaume and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
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The numerical value of ironic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ironic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Isn't that ironic that he likes to protest abortion clinics and he uses that law to fight me.
Well that's sort of ironic that you're firing me given that you were involved in it up to your eyeballs as well.
It's ironic. The U.S. economy is starting to boom and crude oil prices are contracting in the opposite direction.
The tragically ironic part is Glenn’s last words to me were, ‘ Be careful, ’ it’s just a tragedy — terrible.
I use the word' radioactive' to give it an air of science fiction, it adds a surreal, ironic tone to the reality I am observing.
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- irònicCatalan, Valencian
- 아이러니 한Korean
- ирони́чный, ирони́ческийRussian
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