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Pronounce Dry as D R Y.

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Phonetic transcription for dry

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of dry: | drj |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of dry: | drʌ |

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Meanings for dry

free from moisture or liquid

dry, prohibitionist(adj)

a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages


free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

"dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"

dry, ironic, ironical, wry(adj)

humorously sarcastic or mocking

"dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"


lacking moisture or volatile components

"dry paint"


opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages

"the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"


not producing milk

"a dry cow"


(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation

"a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"


without a mucous or watery discharge

"a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"


not shedding tears

"dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"

dry, juiceless(adj)

lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless

"a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated"- John Mason Brown


used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones

"dry weight"


unproductive especially of the expected results

"a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"


having no adornment or coloration

"dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"


(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish

"dry toast"; "dry meat"


having a large proportion of strong liquor

"a very dry martini is almost straight gin"


lacking warmth or emotional involvement

"a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"

dry, teetotal(verb)

practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages

"he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

dry, dry out(verb)

remove the moisture from and make dry

"dry clothes"; "dry hair"

dry, dry out(verb)

become dry or drier

"The laundry dries in the sun"

marked by little or no precipitation or humidity

the dry climate of the American Southwest

causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest

a very dry topic for a lecture at a museum of natural history

having or showing a lack of friendliness or interest in others

a dry temperament that suited him well in a desk job that required no interaction with the customers

to make dry

the wind quickly dried their clothes

to lose liveliness, force, or freshness

his creative talents were just drying on the vine in that small, provincial town

Example Sentences of dry

I have dry skin.

Is my laundry ready?

Bring me a dry towel.

Are my socks dry already?

I only feed my dog dry dog food.

May I wash all my laundry at once?

Does anybody have any laundry they want me to do?

Dry my tears.

I have a dry cough.

I have to dry my hair.

Dry in different languages

  • dor Afrikaans
  • جفف, جاف, يبسArabic
  • ҡороBashkir
  • сухіByelorussian
  • сух изсъхвам съхна изсушавам суша Bulgarian
  • sec'hBreton
  • eixugar assecar sec eixut Catalan
  • schnout suchý Czech
  • sych sychu Welch
  • tør Danish
  • trocknen trocken German
  • στεγνός άνυδρος ξηρός Greek
  • seka Esperanto
  • secarse enjugar secar seco Spanish
  • kuivatama kuivama kuiv Estonian
  • lehorBasque
  • خشک Persian
  • kuivaa vedetön kuivua absoluuttinen kuiva kuivattaa kuivata Finnish
  • turrurFaeroese
  • sécher sec faire sécher French
  • droechFrisian
  • tirim Irish
  • tioramScots Gaelic
  • secar, secoGalician
  • çhirrymManx
  • התייבש, ייבש, יָבֵשׁHebrew
  • सूखा Hindi
  • szárít száraz szárad Hungarian
  • չորացնել չորանալ չոր Armenian
  • kering Indonesian
  • sikaEsperanto
  • þurr þurrka þorna Icelandic
  • inaridire essiccare secco rinsecchire asciugare asciugarsi asciutto Italian
  • 乾かす, 乾く, 拭くJapanese
  • მშრალი გამშრალი Georgian
  • 건, 말리다, 마른, 마르다Korean
  • وشک کردن وشک بوون وشک Kurdish
  • seghgreek
  • exsuco sicco siccus Latin
  • dréchnen, dréchenLuxembourgish
  • ແຫ້ງLao
  • džiūti išdžiūti sausas džiovinti Lithuanian
  • žūt izžūt sauss žāvēt Latvian
  • сув Macedonian
  • ခြောက်Burmese
  • droge drogen droog droog worden Dutch
  • tørr Norwegian
  • yíłtseiiNavajo, Navaho
  • secar, sec, assecarOccitan
  • wysychać suchy osuszać Polish
  • seco enxugar secar Portuguese
  • ch'akichiy, ch'akiyQuechua
  • sitg, shetg, segar, setg, seccar, sech, sechar, secher, secRomance
  • arid usca deshidratat uscat sec Romanian
  • сушить сухой вытереть высохнуть сохнуть вытирать высыхать высушить Russian
  • शुष्कSanskrit
  • су̑х, sȗhSerbo
  • suchý Slovak
  • súhSlovenian
  • i thatë Albanian
  • torka torr vit torrlagd Swedish
  • -kavu Swahili
  • ఆరబెట్టు, పొడి, ఆరిపోవుTegulu
  • แห้งThai
  • tuyôTagalog
  • kuru quru Turkish
  • сухийUkrainian
  • سوکھاUrdu
  • khô Vietnamese
  • sägikVolapuk
  • פֿאַרטריקנטYiddish

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