A wry nose.
Made a wry face.
A wry sense of humor.
A wry face.
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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of wry
- From Middle English wrien to turn from Old English wrīgian wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wrien, from Old English wrÄ«Ä¡ian (“to go, turn, twist, bend, strive, struggle, press forward, endeavor, venture"), from Proto-Germanic *wrigōnÄ… (“to wriggle"), from Proto-Indo-European *wreiḱ- (“to turn, wrap, tie"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, bend"). Compare awry, wriggle.