A difference between what you expect to happen, and what actually happens.
A catholic person saying "I'll believe it when I see it" shows such irony.
by shadowpaladin July 08, 2014
Telling the world you've built an unsinkable ship...only to have it sink on it's maiden voyage.
No example of Irony.
by AgentOfVirtue October 01, 2011
Something that is opposite to the literal meaning.
I cut my finger on a packet of painkillers. Oh the irony.
by Hanargh3800 June 16, 2011
When something is both unexpected and fitting simultaneously. While most definitions simply say irony is something unexpected, no definitions ever state that there's a certain element to irony that catches your eye nine times out of ten.
Irony: When someone creates an organization that fights for the right to die with honor, then kills himself.
by Kwing August 06, 2010
If memory serves correctly, something that means the opposite of what it means. Something that would be funny to us.
Downloading a virus scanner that has a virus.
by Wolfboy1988 February 17, 2005
An event or statement the contradicts what one would normally predict.
The song "You Are a Pirate" being removed from YouTube for copyright infringement is irony.
by Tariv Gy May 09, 2012
Watching The Biggest Loser on TV while eating from bags of marshmallows and chocolate chips.
There is much irony in the fact that I always snack while watching The Biggest Loser.
by Annabananers24 October 11, 2011