ironically

adverb

iron·​i·​cal·​ly ˌī-ˈrä-ni-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce ironically (audio)
 also  i-ˈrä-
1
: in an ironic manner
2
: it is ironic, curious, or surprising

Examples of ironically in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The IFs, being imaginary and all, are mostly animated or CGI, which, ironically, forced the actors to use their imaginations when interacting with the creatures. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 6 May 2024 Music League makes music social in a way that social media algorithms, ironically, do not. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 18 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for ironically 

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Word History

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ironically was in 1576

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“Ironically.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironically. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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