how to pronounce irony


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The above transcription of irony is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

irony is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of irony in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… do that as slight irony that five months …”

meaning of irony

Irony is a situation in which what is expected to happen, actually happens the opposite.

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