- i|ron|i|cal|ly [ aı`ranıkli ] adverb1. ) used for saying that a situation has developed in an unexpected and sometimes humorous way:Ironically, the women's downhill ski race was postponed because of heavy snow.2. ) in an ironic way:We're just one big happy family, she remarked ironically.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.