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aɪˈrɒn ɪkiron·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dry, ironic, ironical, wryadjective

    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"

  2. ironic, ironicaladjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. ironicadjective

    Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.

  2. ironicadjective

    Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ironicadjective

    ironical

Freebase

  1. Ironic

    "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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ironic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ironic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ironic in a Sentence

  1. Beckham Sheiman:

    I got a glimpse of him and have never seen anything so small in my life, i did not know that a human could be that small and look like a human. He had a strong heartbeat, and he came out kicking like crazy. I'll never forget it. It was ironic, because his name is Beckham.

  2. Jack Burkman:

    The tragically ironic part is Glenn’s last words to me were, ‘ Be careful, ’ it’s just a tragedy — terrible.

  3. Dean Mazzarella:

    Here in Leominster, it's Pink Flamingo Day every day, but it's just kind of ironic how within a day of his passing, it just so happens to be. He'd be thrilled.

  4. Photographer Sofie Amalie Klougart:

    I think it was the first time they saw a movie at the reception center in Pozzallo, and of course there is a big television just on top of the (laptop) screen, but it never worked, and the ironic part is that it was such a violent movie that was shown. ... Even though (the migrants) didn't seem to care, I was thinking, 'What's going through their minds?'.

  5. Larry Hutcher:

    It's ironic that President Trump, who portrays himself as an advocate of the working man, doesn't see fit to pay his own driver a fair wage.

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