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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The dramatic effect achieved by leading an audience to understand an incongruity between a situation and the accompanying speeches, while the characters in the play remain unaware of the incongruity.

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  • n. A theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play


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