i·ron·ic Audio pronunciation of "ironic" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-rnk) also i·ron·i·cal (-rn-kl) adj. 1. Characterized by or constituting irony. 2. Given to the use of irony. See Synonyms at sarcastic. 3. Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker. such as "i went to make a thread about my internet shutting down at any time, when i pressed the 'create thread' i lost my internet connection."