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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 iro·ny /ˈaɪrəni ||ˈaɪ(ə)rni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 I·ron·y a.
 1. Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles; -- In this sense iron is the more common term. [R.]
 2. Resembling iron in taste, hardness, or other physical property.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 I·ron·y n.
 1. Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
 2. A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used
           sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the
           stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders
           do generally discover everybody's face but their
           own"--Johathan Swift [syn: sarcasm, satire, caustic
      2: incongruity between what might be expected and what actually
         occurs; "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she
         most hated"
      3: a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected
         and what occurs