- In a wry manner.
Etymology: From wry + -ly.
- 1849: But Redburn, from the start, had linked himself to those ambiguous red men, in an image part physical, part metaphysical. " Herman Melville, Redburn (Penguin 1986, p. 20)
- 1994: He grinned . "I guess she keeps me on my toes." " Elizabeth Adler, Legacy of Secrets (Island 1994, p. 434)
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for wrily for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.