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wryadjective [before noun]

uk   /raɪ/ us   /raɪ/
adverb uk   /ˈraɪ.li/ us   /ˈraɪ.li/
(Definition of wry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wryadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /rɑɪ/
showing that you find a bad or difficult situation slightly amusing: a wry smile a wry sense of humor
(Definition of wry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wry”
in Spanish irónico…
in Vietnamese nhăn nhở…
in Malaysian sinis…
in Thai บิดเบี้ยว…
in French ironique…
in German schief…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讽刺的, 解嘲的…
in Turkish muzip, hafif alaylı…
in Russian иронический, насмешливый…
in Indonesian sinis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 諷刺的, 解嘲的…
in Polish gorzki…
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