- with an expressionless or emotionless face
He had a deadpan expression when he told us the story.
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Deadpan — is a form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without a change in emotion or body language, usually speaking in a casual, monotone, solemn, blunt, disgusted or matter of fact voice and expressing an unflappably calm, archly insincere or … Wikipedia
deadpan — ☆ deadpan [ded′pan΄ ] n. 1. an expressionless face 2. a person, as an actor, who has or assumes such a face adj., adv. without expression or show of emotion; blank(ly) vt., vi. deadpanned, deadpanning to do or say (something) in a deadpan manner … English World dictionary
deadpan — index inexpressive, inscrutable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
deadpan — 1928, from DEAD (Cf. dead) + PAN (Cf. pan) in slang sense of face … Etymology dictionary
deadpan — [adj] expressionless blank, impassive, nobody home*, poker faced, serious, stony, straight faced, unreadable, vacant, wooden; concept 406 … New thesaurus
deadpan — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impassive or expressionless … English terms dictionary
deadpan — 1. n. <an expressionless face.> (See also pan.) □ This guy has a super deadpan. □ Remember the deadpan she used to put on? 2. n. a person with an expressionless face. □ The guy’s a perfect deadpan … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
deadpan — dead panner. /ded pan /, adj., adv., v., deadpanned, deadpanning, n. adj. 1. marked by or accomplished with a careful pretense of seriousness or calm detachment; impassive or expressionless: deadpan humor. 2. displaying no emotional or personal… … Universalium
deadpan — I. adjective Date: circa 1928 marked by an impassive matter of fact manner, style, or expression < a deadpan comedy > • deadpan adverb II. noun Date: circa 1930 1. a completely expressionless face 2. a deadpan manner of behavior or presentation … New Collegiate Dictionary
deadpan — 1. adjective /ˈdɛdpæn/ a) Deliberately impassive or expressionless (as a face or look). b) Having such a face or look (as a person). Syn: poker faced … Wiktionary
deadpan — [[t]de̱dpæn[/t]] ADJ GRADED Deadpan humour is when you appear to be serious and are hiding the fact that you are joking or teasing someone. ...her natural capacity for irony and deadpan humour... She put the letter on the desk in front of me, her … English dictionary