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May 15, 2005
Word Of The Day

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irony
Pronunciation: 'I-r&-nE also 'I(-&)r-nE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirOnia, from eirOn dissembler
Date: 1502

1a. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
1b. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
1c. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect.
2a. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" (Richard Kain).
2b. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity.
3. Dramatic irony.
4. Socratic irony.

Source: The American Heritage? Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.



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