What does the word wry mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Wryly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Wryness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Bent out of position; contorted; perverted.

Usage examples for wry

  1. Two other famous Highland nicknames which are very familiar in England are Cameron, crooked nose, and Campbell, wry mouth. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  2. At the thought of the Latin he made a wry face. – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  3. By- and- by it became too serious, the jest was wry- faced and rang false. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)