What does a dry sense of humor mean?

This article explains how to develop it, but not what it is.

How to Develop a Dry Sense of Humor

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Here is a relevant definition that says it all:

dry adjective
(of a joke or sense of humor) subtle, expressed in a matter-of-fact way, and having the appearance of being unconscious or unintentional:
he delighted his friends with a dry, covert sense of humor



It should mean being sarcastic and ironic.

Check my answer here: The word ‘dryly’ as an adverb


The article itself is an example of dry humor.

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