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dry

adjective
 
 
/draɪ/ (drier, driest, dryer, dryest)
NOT WET A2 Something that is dry does not have water or liquid in it or on its surface: dry paint Is your hair dry yet?Dry weather, arid conditions and dryness
NO RAIN A2 with no or not much rain: a dry summerDry weather, arid conditions and dryness
HAIR/SKIN Dry skin or hair does not feel soft or smooth: My lips feel really dry.Hairdressing
WINE Dry wine is not sweet.Wines and winemaking
BORING If a book, talk, or subject is dry, it is not interesting.Tedious and uninspiring
FUNNY saying something in a serious way but trying to be funny: a dry sense of humourHumour and humorous
dryness
 
 
/ˈdraɪnəs/ noun [U]
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