Definition of drily in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌɪli
(also dryly)


  • 1In a matter-of-fact or ironically humorous way: ‘How very observant’, he said drily
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    • 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 drily
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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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