from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An appliance that removes moisture by heating or another process: a clothes dryer; a hair dryer.
  • n. Variant of drier1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of drier.
  • n. A household appliance that removes the water from clothing by accelerating evaporation, usually though heat and a tumbling motion.
  • n. An electric hair dryer.
  • n. Any other device, household or industrial, designed to remove water, or humidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See drier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See drier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an appliance that removes moisture


dry +‎ -er (“agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)
dry +‎ -er (“comparative suffix”) (Wiktionary)



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  • Jenn, can you program it to play "Bananaphone"?

    September 25, 2008

  • My dryer shuts the hell up, which is fine with me. It's the microwave who's a chronic nag :-(

    September 25, 2008

  • It is cute, even though it reminds me a bit of a cell phone ring. I don't think it's a classic melody, but it makes me smile.

    September 25, 2008

  • Ooh, that sounds cute. Do you know what the melody is? I mean, is it recognizable as some tune or other?

    September 25, 2008

  • My new dryer doesn't buzz at me when it's done. Instead, it sings a cute little melody.

    September 25, 2008