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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

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  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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  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. Clifford Sloan:

    Stevenswas probably one of the least known justices publicly, and its ironic because he has had as big an impact of the Supreme Court and on American society as any justice, but his niceness and his unassuming manner should not be mistaken for any kind of softness. He has the sharpest mind Ive ever encountered.

  2. Idris Elba:

    It's ironic that I've definitely reached a pinnacle in my acting space, which is amazing, but it means that I can't really take time out to concentrate on music, but next year, the whole of the spring through April, is dedicated to touring and putting out this Hiatus album alongside a string of tours.

  3. Stephen Jay Gould:

    Sigmund Freud often remarked that great revolutions in the history of science have but one common, and ironic, feature: they knock human arrogance off one pedestal after another of our previous conviction about our own self-importance.

  4. Liliana Szilagyi:

    It's a bit ironic to lose by 0.01 when you are leading all the way but if this should happen, let it happen here and not in Rio.

  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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