Definition of ironia in US English:

ironia

noun

Literary Criticism Rhetoric
  • Irony; especially a rhetorical device relying on a discrepancy between what is meant and what is said, typically employed for humorous or emphatic effect.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Miles Coverdale (1488–1569), Bible translator and bishop of Exeter. From classical Latin īrōnīa irony.

Pronunciation

ironia

/ʌɪˈrəʊnɪə/