Irony: n. an opposite reaction to what was expected and/or a juxtaposition of opposites with relatively unique unexpected correspondences and sometimes mildly humorous
Examples are the best way to learn about what irony means.
Two married marriage councilors got divorced.
What is unique and unexpected or ironic is that two supposed marriage experts couldn’t make their own marriage work and it may evoke mild laughter in the reader.
A pet dog called Giant was smaller than a cat.
It is ironic or unusual that an expected giant dog would actually be physically very small and it is also somewhat humorous.
The stray dog was killed by an animal rescue truck.
It is unexpected that a truck designed to rescue animals actually winds up killing one in need and it is mildly humorous for one with a macabre sense of humor.
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