Definition of wryly in US English:

wryly

adverb

  • In a way that expresses dry, especially mocking, humor.

    ‘he reflects wryly on his life and work’
    ‘her wryly observed sketches and caricatures’
    ‘I smiled wryly at the words’
    • ‘He evokes the lyric and neo-Romantic impulses his great predecessors found in the music, at the same time commenting on those responses wryly yet lovingly.’
    • ‘The snapshots show the artist's wryly observant take on his world.’
    • ‘In six delicately trenchant, wryly humorous images, she distills the memories of her two teenage years in a Catholic nunnery.’
    • ‘She ruminates wryly about her future.’
    • ‘Greene's prefaces are usually succinct, genuinely concerned with aspects of the writing process, and sometimes wryly humorous.’

Pronunciation

wryly

/ˈrīlē//ˈraɪli/