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adjective wry pronunciation in American English /raɪ/
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adjectivewry
comparativewryer
superlativewryest
  1. funny and clever
    The program was full of wry observations about married life.
    Synonyms and related words
    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 her explanation.

derived words

wryly

adverb

wryness

noun [uncountable]

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