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[ ˈa͡ɪɹənɪ], [ ˈa‍ɪɹənɪ], [ ˈaɪ_ɹ_ə_n_ɪ]

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Publication date: September 1, 2002

Ironic phrases are often used to convey a sense of humor or to add a touch of shine to a situation. Because irony is such an important tool for comic relief, it can be difficult to define exactly what irony is. In general, irony is a figure of speech that involves biting criticism or observation of a situation that is actually comical or otherwise amusing.

Although irony can often be used to escape reality, it can also be used to highlight the absurdity of a situation. For example, a person who says they are "completely serious" might use ironic phrases to mock themselves.

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