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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wry /ˈraɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wried; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrying.]  To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.
 Guests by hundreds, not one caring
 If the dear host's neck were wried.   --R. Browning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wry, v. i.
 1. To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.
 2. To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.
    This Phebus gan awayward for to wryen.   --Chaucer.
 How many
 Must murder wives much better than themselves
 For wrying but a little!   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wry v. t.  To cover.  [Obs.]
    Wrie you in that mantle.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wry a. [Compar. Wrier superl. Wriest.]
 1. Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth.
 2. Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words.
    Not according to the wry rigor of our neighbors, who never take up an old idea without some extravagance in its application.   --Landor.
 3. Wrested; perverted.
    He . . . puts a wry sense upon Protestant writers.   --Atterbury.
 Wry face, a distortion of the countenance indicating impatience, disgust, or discomfort; a grimace.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic
             remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely";
             "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry
             Scottish wit" [syn: dry, ironic, ironical]
      2: bent to one side; "a wry neck"
      3: disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking;
         "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all
         great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner; "a wry pleasure to
         be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman
         [syn: sardonic]
      [also: wried, wryest, wryer, wriest, wrier]