Definition of Verbal Irony?


The definition of verbal irony is a person writing or saying one thing but meaning something completely different. An example of verbal irony is a person saying 'Oh Great!' in response to something that they do not like.
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verbal irony - a linguistic device or form of humour that takes its effect from stating the opposite of what is meant.
Verbal irony is the discrepancy of meaning, where the speaker has several's-the-definiti...
Verbal Irony is a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant. Enjoy!
That irony waited all these years for a song honoring it, and then Alanis recorded a song dedicated to irony, and almost nothing in the lyrics actually WAS ironic.
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verbal irony
irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
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