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[ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] /ˈaɪ rə ni, ˈaɪ ər-/ noun, plural ironies. 1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend. 2. Literature. 3. . 4. . 5. an outcome of events contrary […]
[ahy-ern-wurks] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜrks/ noun, plural ironworks. (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. an establishment where iron is smelted or where it is cast or wrought. [ahy-ern-wurk] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜrk/ noun 1. in . 2. objects or parts of objects made of : ornamental ironwork. /ˈaɪənˌwɜːks/ noun 1. (sometimes functioning as sing) a building in […]
[ahy-ern-wur-ker] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜr kər/ noun 1. a in . 2. a person employed in an . 3. a person who works with structural steel. /ˈaɪənˌwɜːkə/ noun 1. a person who works in an ironworks 2. a person who makes articles of iron
[ir-i-tree-vuh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈtri və bəl/ adjective 1. not retrievable; irrecoverable; irreparable. /ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbəl/ adjective 1. not able to be retrieved, recovered, or repaired adj. 1690s (implied in irretrievably), from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + retrievable (see retrieve). Related: Irretrievably.