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adjective British English pronunciation: wry /raɪ/ 
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adjectivewry
comparativewryer
superlativewryest
  1. funny and clever

    The programme was full of wry observations about married life.

    1. a.
      showing that you think something is funny but not very pleasant, often by the expression on your face
      a wry smile/grin/comment:

      A wry smile crossed his face as he listened to the tortured explanation.

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wryly

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wryness

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