The definition of wry is a mocking, biting or sarcastic sort of humor, or an unpleasant facial expression used to indicate displeasure.
An example of wry humor is a sarcastic joke.
An example of a wry expression is when you wrinkle up your face when you taste something you dislike.
Funny in an understated, sarcastic, or ironic way.
A wry sense of humor.
Temporarily twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure.
Made a wry face.
Abnormally twisted or bent to one side; crooked.
A wry nose.
To writhe or twist.
Turned or bent to one side; twisted.
Made by twisting or distorting the features.
A wry face.
Distorted, as in meaning.
Dry, ironic, sardonic, etc.
Deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place.
Origin of wry
From Middle English wrien, from Old English wrÄ«Ä¡ian (“to go, turn, twist, bend, strive, struggle, press forward, endeavor, venture"), from Proto-Germanic *wrigÅnÄ… (“to wriggle"), from Proto-Indo-European *wreiá¸±- (“to turn, wrap, tie"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, bend"). Compare awry, wriggle.