irony noun definition in Linguistic devices topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

irony

 noun: Linguistic devices topic
[uncountable] 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. There was a note of irony in his voice. She said it without a hint/trace of irony.

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