dryly dryly  /d ˈraɪ li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a dry laconic manner

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Bob Eichelberger is a genial, dryly humorous extrovert with a consuming interest in people and an infinite capacity for liking them.
  2. In his myriad commercial campaigns--Sprint, MasterCard, DirectTV, ESPN--he manages to seem both sincere and dryly funny.

News

  1. Soldier pleads guilty in massacre of 16 Afghans

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Seated at a table with his hands folded in front of him, twiddling his thumbs, an American soldier dryly spoke about how he slipped away from his base in Afghanistan last year in the middle of the night and killed 16 civilians, later setting some bodies on fire with a kerosene lantern.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Soldier pleads guilty in massacre of 16 Afghans - NBC40.net

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Seated at a table with his hands folded in front of him, twiddling his thumbs, an American soldier dryly spoke about how he slipped away from his base in Afghanistan last year in the middle of the night and killed 16 civilians, later setting some bodies on fire with a kerosene lantern.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: NBC40 South Jersey

  3. Soldier pleads guilty in massacre of 16 Afghans - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Seated at a table with his hands folded in front of him, twiddling his thumbs, an American soldier dryly spoke about how he slipped away from his base in Afghanistan last year in the middle of the night and killed 16 civilians, later setting some bodies on fire with a kerosene lantern.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. "I'm still excited by it personally," Romano, a past winner, said of the nominations. "I don't have to win. But I'm really rooting for Peter Boyle (who plays Raymond's dryly cantankerous dad). Brad Garrett's (towering, bellowing, jealous...
    on Jul 29, 2005 By: Ray Romano Source: OCRegister

  2. The project was inspired by the popularity of Google Earth and "programmes like Coast and Blue Planet, which have a visual gorgeousness about them," says Marr. "It applies some of that spectacle and 'wow factor' to something that would dryly...
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Andrew Marr Source: Independent

  3. "Muriel Spark displays a talent for the dryly comic that might be regarded as supernatural in origin, if not downright diabolic," Washington Post critic Michael Dirda wrote in 2001, "as well as a lifelong fascination with the spooky and...
    on Apr 17, 2006 By: Michael Dirda Source: Arizona Republic

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