Definition of dryly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dryly

     adverb
    (also drily)adverb
    NAmE//ˈdraɪli//
     
    see also dry
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1if someone speaks dryly, they are being humorous, but not in an obvious way “Well, at least it's not purple,” she commented dryly.
  2. 2in a way that shows no emotion He smiled dryly and leaned back in his chair.
  3. 3 in a way that shows that there is no liquid present She coughed dryly. He swallowed dryly and nodded.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dryly