Simple Definition of ironic
: using words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny
: strange or funny because something (such as a situation) is different from what you expected
Examples of ironic
She has an ironic sense of humor.
It's ironic that computers break down so often, since they're meant to save people time.
It is ironic that the robber's car crashed into a police station.
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Rhymes with ironic
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