adv. in a dry manner, without moisture; unemotionally, coldly; sarcastically; in an uninteresting manner

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dryly — Dry ly, adv. In a dry manner; not succulently; without interest; without sympathy; coldly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dryly — [drī′lē] adv. in a dry manner; matter of factly * * * See dry. * * * …   Universalium

  • dryly — [drī′lē] adv. in a dry manner; matter of factly …   English World dictionary

  • dryly — dry|ly drily [ˈdraıli] adv if you say something dryly, you say something that is amusing but you appear to be completely serious ▪ I hear you re a hero, Philip said dryly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dryly — adverb if you say something dryly, you do not put any emotion in your voice, especially in order to sound funny: “If you re lucky,” said Harrison dryly, “they ll only hang you.” …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dryly — /ˈdraɪli / (say druylee) adverb in a dry or sarcastic manner: she smiled dryly at his witticism. Also, drily …   Australian English dictionary

  • dryly — adverb see dry I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dryly — adverb In a dry manner; <!other wording …   Wiktionary

  • dryly — dry|ly [ draıli ] another spelling of drily …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dryly — adverb variant spelling of drily …   English new terms dictionary

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