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Dryed vs. Dried: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 29, 2023
"Dryed" is an incorrect spelling of the word "dried," which is the past tense of the verb "dry," meaning to remove moisture.

Which is correct: Dryed or Dried

How to spell Dried?

Dryed is Incorrect

Dried is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of the root word "dry" and simply add "ied" for the past tense.
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Sep 28, 2023
"Dried" follows the regular rule for converting 'y' to 'ied' in verbs like 'try' to 'tried'.
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Sep 28, 2023
The incorrect version "dryed" would imply the 'y' stays the same, which is not true for verbs ending in 'y'.
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Sep 28, 2023
Remember similar verbs like 'fry' and 'fried'.
Janet White
Sep 28, 2023
"Dried" rhymes with "cried," which also follows the 'y' to 'ied' conversion.
Harlon Moss
Sep 28, 2023
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Dryed and Dried Definitions

Dryed

Dryed is an incorrect spelling of dried.
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Sep 16, 2023

Dried

Emotionally drained or empty.
My tears have dried.
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

Dried

Devoid of moisture due to exposure to heat or air.
I dried the clothes.
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Sep 16, 2023

Dried

Preserved by removing moisture.
Dried fruits are a healthy snack.
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Sep 16, 2023

Dried

No longer wet or damp.
The paint has dried.
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Sep 16, 2023
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Dried

Lacking in excitement or interest.
The conversation dried up.
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Sep 16, 2023

Dried

Past tense and past participle of dry.
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Sep 13, 2023

Dried

Without water or moisture, said of something that has previously been wet or moist; resulting from the process of drying.
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Sep 13, 2023

Dried

Usually of foods: cured, preserved by drying.
Dried fish; dried fruit
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Dried

Sold raw and unprocessed.
Dried lentils
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Dried

Simple past tense and past participle of dry
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Sep 13, 2023

Dried

Not still wet;
The ink has dried
A face marked with dried tears
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Dried

Preserved by removing natural moisture;
Dried beef
Dried fruit
Dehydrated eggs
Shredded and desiccated coconut meat
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Sep 13, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called dried?

It's the past tense of the verb "dry," which means to remove moisture.
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Sep 28, 2023

What is the pronunciation of dried?

/draɪd/ in American English.
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Sep 28, 2023

What is the verb form of dried?

"Dry" is the base verb form of "dried."
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Sep 28, 2023

What is the root word of dried?

The root word is "dry."
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Sep 28, 2023

Which vowel is used before dried?

"A," as in "a dried fruit."
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Sep 28, 2023

What is the plural form of dried?

Dried doesn't have a plural form; it's an adjective or verb.
Sara Rehman
Sep 28, 2023

Which preposition is used with dried?

"Of," as in "dried of moisture."
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Sep 28, 2023

Is dried a negative or positive word?

Neutral, context-dependent.
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Sep 28, 2023

Is dried a collective noun?

No.
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Sep 28, 2023

Is the word dried imperative?

No.
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Sep 28, 2023

What is another term for dried?

Desiccated.
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Sep 28, 2023

Which determiner is used with dried?

"The" or "a," depending on context.
Sara Rehman
Sep 28, 2023

What is the singular form of dried?

Dried.
Harlon Moss
Sep 28, 2023

Which conjunction is used with dried?

"And," as in "dried and preserved."
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Sep 28, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in dried?

The single syllable is stressed.
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Sep 28, 2023

What part of speech is dried?

Verb or adjective.
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Sep 28, 2023

What is the third form of dried?

Dried.
Janet White
Sep 28, 2023

Is dried an abstract noun?

No.
Harlon Moss
Sep 28, 2023

Is dried a vowel or consonant?

Starts with a consonant (D).
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Sep 28, 2023

How many syllables are in dried?

1.
Harlon Moss
Sep 28, 2023

What is the first form of dried?

Dry.
Harlon Moss
Sep 28, 2023

What is the second form of dried?

Drying.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 28, 2023

Which article is used with dried?

"The" or "a," depending on the context.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 28, 2023

Is dried a noun or adjective?

It can be either, depending on the context.
Harlon Moss
Sep 28, 2023

Is dried an adverb?

No.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 28, 2023

Is dried a countable noun?

It's not typically used as a noun.
Harlon Moss
Sep 28, 2023

Is the dried term a metaphor?

Not generally, but can be used metaphorically.
Sara Rehman
Sep 28, 2023

How do we divide dried into syllables?

Dried is a one-syllable word.
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Sep 28, 2023

What is the opposite of dried?

Wet or moist.
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Sep 28, 2023

How is dried used in a sentence?

"The clothes finally dried on the line."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 28, 2023
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