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dramatic irony (s) (noun), dramatic ironies (pl)
A theatrical effect in which the true meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the viewers, but apparently not by the characters in the play or movie: A reporter's praise in his newspaper of an awful presentation was considered to be a dramatic irony.
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