Irony in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Irony

Of or pertaining to the metal iron. | A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean something different from, or the opposite of, what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention, often in a humorous context. | Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.

Short Example Sentence for Irony

  • 1. But the irony was wasted. 🔊
  • 2. Hellman was pondering the irony of it all. 🔊
  • 3. There was an edge of irony to her smile. 🔊
  • 4. The irony of it tore the soul. 🔊
  • 5. Oh, the irony of it all! 🔊
  • 6. This is cruel irony indeed. 🔊
  • 7. The irony of it is mirth-provoking and delicious. 🔊
  • 8. And by an awful irony her religion failed her. 🔊
  • 9. Contempt and bitter irony were perceptible in his voice. 🔊
  • 10. Was there the slightest tinge of irony in her voice? 🔊
  • 11. On that last note of irony they parted. 🔊
  • 12. The irony was lost on his fat host. 🔊
  • 13. To call it the irony of fate was beside the mark. 🔊
  • 14. The bitter irony of it all!... 🔊
  • 15. He possessed wit, sarcasm and irony in every form. 🔊
  • 16. The savage irony of this angered Quimbleton. 🔊
  • 17. The irony of the thing smote Francis Eversleigh. 🔊
  • 18. Wasn't that an irony of fate? 🔊
  • 19. He had spoken with irony of her suggestion about divorce and freedom. 🔊
  • 20. The irony was contemplative, as if he examined himself to see. 🔊
  • 21. Her quick ear had caught the involuntary irony of his quotation. 🔊
  • 22. By an irony of fate we had begun our acquaintance by loving at cross purposes. 🔊
  • 23. He saw her redden, and in the irony of her reply he heard her resentment. 🔊
  • 24. All saw the fine irony of the rejoinder, and laughed heartily. 🔊
  • 25. I boosted Canada and suddenly the irony of the situation occurred to me. 🔊
  • 26. Kerr inquired, and Flora caught a glimmer of irony in his voice. 🔊
  • 27. His slight irony was lost upon her; yet, he was sure of it, she was not dull. 🔊
  • 28. The irony made Bill Gregg stop in the very act of leaving and glance back. 🔊
  • 29. As they did so a gleam of smiling irony began to grow in O'Brien's eyes. 🔊

How to use Irony in a Sentence?

  • 1. By the delicate irony of the god of black days the letters were from her two husbands! 🔊
  • 2. But the irony of circumstances diverted much of his energy into yet more diverse fields. 🔊
  • 3. The ancient oracles already gave frequently answers full of irony and sly humor. 🔊
  • 4. By the irony of fate he never heard it, and it was only divulged thirty years after his death. 🔊
  • 5. A poverty of cuisine would have provoked no contrast, and one irony the less would have been offered up to the gods that season. 🔊
  • 6. He was cruelly conscious of an undercurrent of irony in the Premier's courteous request. 🔊
  • 7. It's a shame there won't be any earthly historians to record man's final irony ... 🔊
  • 8. The Turk looked down upon her in arrested irony and then he smiled beneath his mustaches and bent nearer with kindling gaze. 🔊
  • 9. If irony was mixed with the Emperor's grave words, neither his voice nor bearing betrayed it. 🔊
  • 10. John Splendid gave me the pucker of an eye and a line of irony about the edge of his lips, that set my blood boiling. 🔊
  • 11. In another these words might have savoured of irony, but Missy feared irony from her father less than from any other old person. 🔊