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tragic irony (s) (noun), tragic ironies (pl)
The use of contradictory expressions in a drama; originally, in Greek "tragedies": Tragic irony is present in some plays making it possible for an audience to be aware that a character's words or actions will bring about a fatal result, while the character is someone who apparently doesn't know that it is going to happen.
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