verbal irony

verbal irony

noun
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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Main Entry:  verbal irony
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
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