ironically

adverb
iron·​i·​cal·​ly | \ ˌī-ˈrä-ni-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce ironically (audio) also i-ˈrä- \

Definition of ironically

1 : in an ironic manner
2 : it is ironic, curious, or surprising

Examples of ironically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, ironically, Gamere’s realization came after a mistake from the Miami Hurricanes’ second-year signal-caller. Khobi Price, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Oct. 2021 Recall the criticism directed at Jeffrey Sachs’ 2005 book, The End of Poverty, which proposed, ironically, annual $100 billion foreign aid. Nives Dolsak And Aseem Prakash, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 Although, Far From Home does take place in London, ironically. Chris Smith, BGR, 14 Oct. 2021 Evers’s record now also includes, ironically, the new budget that was the focus of so much conflict. Dan Balz, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Oct. 2021 Charlotte Church's initial plans to give birth to her third child outdoors were ironically dashed by Mother Nature last minute. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 8 Oct. 2021 Trump’s cuts ironically increased the national attention to Bears Ears, Rokala said. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Oct. 2021 The teaser's gentle piano notes alone show that, ironically, Adele is not going easy on us. Janae Mckenzie, Glamour, 5 Oct. 2021 Whitney Rose has become friends with Angie, who is — ironically — a friend of Whitney’s enemy, Lisa Barlow. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of ironically

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ironically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironically. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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