dry humor

slightly sarcastic humor, unemotional humor

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dry humor — noun Humor that is presented with no change of expression; deadpan …   Wiktionary

  • Dry — or dryness may refer to: Lack of water Prohibiting alcohol (see Dry county) Dryness (taste), the lack of sugar in a drink, especially an alcoholic one (not to be confused with the meaning listed above) Dryness (medical) Dryness (drought) Dry… …   Wikipedia

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  • humor — hu·mor (hyo͞o’mər) n. 1. The quality that makes something laughable or amusing; funniness: »could not see the humor of the situation. 2. That which is intended to induce laughter or amusement: »a writer skilled at crafting humor. 3. The ability… …   Word Histories

  • dry — dryable, adj. dryly, adv. dryness, n. /druy/, adj., drier, driest, v., dried, drying, n., pl. drys, dries. adj …   Universalium

  • dry — dry1 [ draı ] adjective *** ▸ 1 with no water in/on it ▸ 2 without rain ▸ 3 hair/skin: rough ▸ 4 food: with little liquid ▸ 5 joking in serious way ▸ 6 writing: boring/serious ▸ 7 thirsty ▸ 8 alcohol: not sweet ▸ 9 used about a child ▸ 10 without …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dry — [[t]draɪ[/t]] adj. dri•er, dri•est, 1) free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet 2) having or characterized by little or no rain: the dry season[/ex] 3) characterized by absence, deficiency, or failure of natural or ordinary… …   From formal English to slang

  • Dry Bones (comic) — Dry Bones is an Israeli political cartoon penned by Yaakov Kirschen, and carried in the Jerusalem Post . As with the rest of the newspaper, the text of the cartoon is in English. Drawn in a comic strip format, Dry Bones has been a staple of the… …   Wikipedia

  • dry|ish — «DRY ihsh», adjective. somewhat dry: »dryish ground, a dryish aftertaste, dryish humor …   Useful english dictionary

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