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tragic irony

dramatic irony in tragic drama.
Origin of tragic irony
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There's a kind of tragic irony in that juxtaposition of facts.
  • The tragic irony is the wealth in these cases is trickling up rather than down the economic ladder.
British Dictionary definitions for tragic irony

tragic irony

the use of dramatic irony in a tragedy (originally, in Greek tragedy), so that the audience is aware that a character's words or actions will bring about a tragic or fatal result, while the character himself is not
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