From wry + -ly.
wryly (comparative more wryly, superlative most wryly)
- 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)