adverb see wry II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wryly — 1570s, from WRY (Cf. wry) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wryly — adv. Wryly is used with these adjectives: ↑humorous Wryly is used with these verbs: ↑comment, ↑grin, ↑laugh, ↑murmur, ↑note, ↑observe, ↑reflect, ↑remark, ↑smile, ↑th …   Collocations dictionary

  • wryly — adverb /ˈraɪli/ In a wry manner. , 1966: The sins of the father, she thought wryly. Well, they had visited Tony, all right only he didnt know it. Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls (Grove Press 1997, p. 206) …   Wiktionary

  • wryly — wry ► ADJECTIVE (wryer, wryest or wrier, wriest) 1) using or expressing dry, especially mocking, humour. 2) (of a person s face) twisted into an expression of disgust, disappointment, or annoyance. 3) bending or twisted to one side. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • wryly — adverb in a wry manner (Freq. 2) I see, he commented wryly • Derived from adjective: ↑wry …   Useful english dictionary

  • wryly — See wry. * * * …   Universalium

  • wryly — adv. distortedly; crooked; deviously; ironically, dryly, bitterly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wryly — wry·ly …   English syllables

  • wryly — See: wry …   English dictionary

  • wry — wryly, adv. wryness, n. /ruy/, adj., wrier, wriest. 1. produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features: a wry grin. 2. abnormally bent or turned to one side; twisted; crooked: a wry mouth. 3. devious in course or purpose;… …   Universalium

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