Definition of dramatic irony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dramatic irony

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[uncountable] Elements of a play
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a situation in a play when a character’s words carry an extra meaning to the audience because they know more than the character, especially about what is going to happen Wordfindercomedy, denouement, dialogue, drama, dramatic irony, play, scene, set, soliloquy, speech See related entries: Elements of a play
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