wryly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wry +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wryly (comparative more wryly, superlative most wryly)

  1. In a wry manner.
    • 1966: The sins of the father, she thought wryly. Well, they had visited Tony, all right — only he didn't know it. — Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls (Grove Press 1997, p. 206)
    • 1991: ‘The king is displeased with it, but he has to be patient,’ Chapuys wryly commented. — B Alison Weir, The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Grove Press 2000, p. 219)

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