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dry

 (drī)
adj. dri·er (drī′ər), dri·est (drī′ĭst) or dry·er or dry·est
1. Free from liquid or moisture: changed to dry clothes.
2.
a. Having or characterized by little or no rain: a dry climate.
b. Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture: a dry month.
3.
a. Not under water: dry land.
b. Having all the water or liquid drained away, evaporated, or exhausted: a dry river.
4.
a. No longer yielding liquid, especially milk: a dry cow.
b. Not producing a liquid substance that is normally produced: dry heaves.
c. Not shedding tears: dry sobs.
d. Needing moisture or drink: a dry mouth.
5. No longer wet: The paint is dry.
6. Of or relating to solid rather than liquid substances or commodities: dry weight.
7. Not sweet as a result of the decomposition of sugar during fermentation. Used of wines.
8. Having a large proportion of strong liquor to other ingredients: a dry martini.
9. Eaten or served without butter, gravy, or other garnish: dry toast; dry meat.
10. Having no adornment or coloration; plain: the dry facts.
11. Devoid of bias or personal concern: presented a dry critique.
12.
a. Lacking tenderness, warmth, or involvement; severe: The actor gave a dry reading of the lines.
b. Matter-of-fact or indifferent in manner: rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical tone.
13. Wearisome; dull: a dry lecture filled with trivial details.
14. Humorous in an understated or unemotional way: dry wit.
15. Prohibiting or opposed to the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages: a dry county.
16. Unproductive of the expected results: a mind dry of new ideas.
17. Constructed without mortar or cement: dry masonry.
v. dried (drīd), dry·ing, dries (drīz)
v.tr.
1. To remove the moisture from; make dry: laundry dried by the sun.
2. To preserve (meat or other foods, for example) by extracting the moisture.
v.intr.
To become dry: The sheets dried quickly in the sun.
n. pl. drys Informal
A prohibitionist.
Phrasal Verbs:
dry out Informal
To undergo a cure for alcoholism.
dry up
1. To make or become unproductive, especially to do so gradually.
2. Informal To stop talking. Used especially in the imperative.

[Middle English drie, from Old English drȳge.]

dry′ly, dri′ly adv.
dry′ness n.
Synonyms: dry, dehydrate, desiccate, parch
These verbs mean to remove the moisture from: drying the dishes; added water to eggs that were dehydrated; a factory where coconut meat is shredded and desiccated; land parched by the sun. See Also Synonyms at sour.
Antonym: moisten

dryly

(ˈdraɪlɪ)
adv
a variant spelling of drily
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dryly - in a dry laconic manner; "I know that," he said dryly
Translations
بِجَفاف، بِسُخْرِيَه
á launhæîinn hátt

dryly

[ˈdraɪli] adv [say] → sèchement, d'un ton sec

dryly

drily [ˈdraɪlɪ] adv (coldly) → con fare distaccato; (with dry humour) → con una punta d'ironia

dry

(drai) adjective
1. having little, or no, moisture, sap, rain etc. The ground is very dry; The leaves are dry and withered; I need to find dry socks for the children.
2. uninteresting and not lively. a very dry book.
3. (of humour or manner) quiet, restrained. a dry wit.
4. (of wine) not sweet.
verbpast tense, past participle dried
to (cause to) become dry. I prefer drying dishes to washing them; The clothes dried quickly in the sun.
dried adjective
(of food) having had moisture removed for the purpose of preservation. dried flowers; dried fruit.
ˈdrier, ˈdryer noun
a machine etc that dries. a spin-drier; a hair-dryer.
ˈdrily, ˈdryly adverb
in a quiet, restrained (and humorous) manner. He commented drily on the untidiness of the room.
ˈdryness noun
ˌdry-ˈclean verb
to clean (clothes etc) with chemicals, not with water.
dry land
the land as opposed to the sea etc.
dry off
to make or become completely dry. She climbed out of the swimming-pool and dried off in the sun.
dry up
1. to lose water; to cease running etc completely. All the rivers dried up in the heat.
2. to become used up. Supplies of bandages have dried up.
3. to make dry. The sun dried up the puddles in the road.
4. (of a speaker) to forget what he is going to say. He dried up in the middle of his speech.
References in classic literature ?
said Prince Andrew dryly, raising his voice to the pitch which indicates that patience is exhausted.
I had no time; I am very busy," Alexey Alexandrovitch responded dryly.
You'll get plenty of the same sort, by and by," said she, dryly.
I don't think so, Ferdishenko; please be quiet," answered Nastasia Philipovna dryly.
Sir Joseph answered rather dryly that it was settled.
I am not so very much concerned about him," remarked Professor Bumper, dryly.
Monsieur," said Athos, dryly, "I have never had, as you have, the advantage of treating with Cromwell; and I have only seen his charges d'affaires sword in hand, I am therefore ignorant of how he treated with prime ministers.
Durrani also addressed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Rauf Siddique during the session, noting dryly that he had heard reports about the latter fleeing court by hopping walls inside the courtroom.
It could even be read as a dryly self-deprecating acknowledgment--as befits writer-presenter Louis Theroux's very British demeanor --of its casual approach in the wake of Alex Gibney's searing Scientology Inquiry "Going Clear" earlier this year.
Each year, Drinks International, the dryly named magazine of the global liquor industry, selects its favorite bars around the world.
Algirtani said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / : - What is experienced by areas of west of Baghdad, by intentioned flooding by opening gates of dams rivers by government forces , is clearly come in detriment of citizens lives as well as and in a counterpart impacts would have caused dryly other areas, which is a blatant evidence of malicious intention to frustrate people of these regions and prevent them of participate in the forthcoming election .
It is our time to controlTo collect and save the remains ofOur lost motherlandDo not let any soulSee your lonely groanMy heart has not complainedOr become limestoneHe is bleeding profuselyWithout thornAt the gateway of hope's vesselThe drums of life's battleNo True Triumph but trounce by shuffleThe folks are living with omen and raffleThe clash is too longNo light's duct can come into sightExcept the life's claws that prongIn oblong tranceWits can be dryly full-grownNo daylightComing to life's patch without dawn