how to pronounce wry

/ɹaɪ/

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the above transcription of wry is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

wry frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wry occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

wry is pronounced in one syllable

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ɹaɪ

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An example use of wry in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… with a wry smile you got rid of me we …”

meanings of wry

adjective:

  1. Turned away, contorted (of the face or body).
  2. Twisted, bent, crooked.
  3. Deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place.
  4. Dryly humorous; sardonic or bitterly ironic.

verb:

  1. To twist or contort (the body, face, etc.).
  2. To turn (away); to swerve or deviate.
  3. To divert; to cause to turn away.
  4. To cover; clothe; cover up; cloak; hide.

noun:

  1. Distortion.

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