Meaning of wryly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrʌɪli/

Translate wryly into Spanish


  • In a way that expresses dry, especially mocking, humour.

    ‘he reflects wryly on his life and work’
    • ‘her wryly observed sketches and caricatures’
    • ‘I smiled wryly at the words’
    • ‘The snapshots show the artist's wryly observant take on his world.’
    • ‘In six delicately trenchant, wryly humorous images, she distills the memories of her two teenage years in a Catholic nunnery.’
    • ‘Greene's prefaces are usually succinct, genuinely concerned with aspects of the writing process, and sometimes wryly humorous.’
    • ‘He evokes the lyric and neo-Romantic impulses his great predecessors found in the music, at the same time commenting on those responses wryly yet lovingly.’
    • ‘She ruminates wryly about her future.’