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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The quality or state of being dryly humorous.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective, : a wry grin. ,a wry mouth. ,a wry remark
  • So the publishers put, let's say, a little bit of extra effort into VELLUM (to understate it with a certain wryness).
  • There's a kind of wryness — I'm sure Chekhov didn't expect you to have an evening of loud laughter.
  • Cayle had been listening with a developing wryness. for more
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