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irony

US [ˈaɪrəni]
UK ['aɪrəni]
  • n.反语;反话;(出乎意料的)奇异可笑之处;有讽刺意味的情况
  • adj.铁的;铁似的;含铁的
  • Web反讽;讽刺之事;讽剌
Plural Form:ironies  
irony
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n.
1.
[u][c]
(出乎意料的)奇异可笑之处;有讽刺意味的情况the amusing or strange aspect of a situation that is very different from what you expect; a situation like this
The irony is that when he finally got the job, he discovered he didn't like it.
讽刺的是,当他最终得到那份工作时,他发现自己并不喜欢它。
It was one of life's little ironies.
那是生活中的一个小小的嘲弄。
2.
[u]
反语;反话the use of words that say the opposite of what you really mean, often as a joke and with a tone of voice that shows this
‘England is famous for its food,’ she said with heavy irony .
“英格兰的食物很有名哪。”她极其讽刺地说道。
There was a note of irony in his voice.
他的声音里有一丝挖苦的味道。
She said it without a hint/trace of irony .
她说此话没有一点嘲讽之意。

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