- Wryly is defined as something slightly sarcastic in a humorous way, or something clever with a bit of irony.
When you make a comment that is funny and sarcastic, this is an example of a situation where you might be said to have spoken wryly.
Variant of wry
intransitive verbwried, wrying
to writhe or twist
Origin of wryMiddle English wrien, to twist, bend ; from Old English wrigian, to turn, twist, akin to Old Frisian wrigia, to bend, stoop ; from Indo-European an unverified form wreik- (from source Classical Latin rica, head veil) ; from base an unverified form wer-, to turn, bend