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Definition of Wry


  1. To cover.
  2. Turned to one side; twisted; distorted; as, a wry mouth.
  3. Hence, deviating from the right direction; misdirected; out of place; as, wry words.
  4. Wrested; perverted.
  5. To twist; to writhe; to bend or wind.
  6. To deviate from the right way; to go away or astray; to turn side; to swerve.
  7. To twist; to distort; to writhe; to wrest; to vex.

Wry Translations

wry in German is schief, krumm
wry in Italian is obliquo
wry in Spanish is sesgo
wry in Swedish is skev, sned