Definition of dryly in English:

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dryly

Pronunciation: /ˈdrīlē/
(also drily)

adverb

1In a matter-of-fact or ironically humorous way: “How very observant,” he said dryly
More example sentences
  • Demos they may be but these Hazlewood rarities are rounded, rustic country songs: lustrous and lustful, quirkily and dryly humorous, yet poignant stories from the other side of love.
  • The tales are sometimes dryly humorous, but often just heart-breaking.
  • In person, Barry is engaging - impassioned at times, dryly humorous at others.
2In a dry way or condition: Evans swallowed dryly
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  • ‘Uh, yeah,’ I swallowed dryly, wishing I didn't have to say this part.
  • I swallowed dryly and rediscovered at least a part of my wit.
  • I swallowed dryly before continuing in a strained voice.

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Syllabification: dry·ly

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