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Definition of "wry" []

  • Dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony. (adjective)
  • Temporarily twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure: made a wry face. (adjective)
  • Abnormally twisted or bent to one side; crooked: a wry nose. (adjective)
  • Being at variance with what is right, proper, or suitable; perverse. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wry" in a sentence
  • "In the meantime— He smiled again, the expression wry this time."
  • "-- The term wry-neck or torticollis is applied to a condition in which the head assumes an abnormal attitude, which is usually one of combined lateral flexion and rotation."
  • ""No, it did not," G'dath said, his expression wry."