Learn English – The word ‘dryly’ as an adverb


What is the correct use of the word dryly in the following sentence?

You said that very dryly.

Is dryly correct in this context?

Best Answer

My Dictionary says:

dryly |ˈdrīlē| (also drily) adverb
1 in a matter-of-fact or ironically humorous way : “How very observant,” he said dryly.
2 in a dry way or condition : Evans swallowed dryly.

I also found it can be a synonym of "being cold" and not just "ironic" and "sarcastic".