Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a crooked mouth; hence, unflattering.
  • In conchology, having an irregular or distorted aperture of the shell.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He was a wry-mouthed camel driver on a hajj to Tennessee, and he played that Dhahran dobro like a Bedouin hillbilly…

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  • When I come back again there they was sittin 'wry-mouthed an' looking at one another, wi 'some muddy-lookin' stuff in the glasses afore 'em.

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  • By the stove nodded a wry-mouthed, squat old woman, and a tall, cheaply handsome man of forty.

    Free Air

  • And believe it or not, gentlemen -- -- "looking round with the wry-mouthed smile," he took that passage and back he went.

    The Shuttle

  • And believe it or not, gentlemen ---- "looking round with the wry-mouthed smile," he took that passage and back he went.

    The Shuttle

  • How can you, my lovely angel, cast a thought on that insipid, wry-mouthed, ugly creature!

    The Contrast

  • On entering, the sultan beheld three mean-looking old men, one of whom was lame, the second broken-backed, and the third wry-mouthed.

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  • On entering, the sultan beheld three mean-looking old men, one of whom was lame, the second broken-backed, and the third wry-mouthed.

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  • How can you, my lovely angel, cast a thought on that insipid, wry-mouthed, ugly creature!

    The Contrast: A Comedy

  • Now the lady had a maid, that was none too young, and had a countenance the ugliest and most misshapen that ever was seen; for indeed she was flat-nosed, wry-mouthed, and thick-lipped, with huge, ill-set teeth, eyes that squinted and were ever bleared, and a complexion betwixt green and yellow, that shewed as if she had spent the summer not at Fiesole but at

    The Decameron, Volume II

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