Definition of ironically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrɒnɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːnɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows that you really mean the opposite of what you are saying; in a way that expresses irony (2) He smiled ironically.
  2. 2in a way that is strange or amusing because it is very different from what you expect Ironically, the book she felt was her worst sold more copies than any of her others.