deadpan

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dead +‎ pan (face)

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deadpan (comparative more deadpan, superlative most deadpan)

  1. Deliberately impassive or expressionless (as a face or look).
  2. Having such a face or look (as a person).
  3. Impassive (as behaviour or speech).

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deadpan (uncountable)

  1. A style of comedic delivery in which something humourous is said or done while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression.

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deadpan (third-person singular simple present deadpans, present participle deadpanning, simple past and past participle deadpanned)

  1. To express (oneself) in an impassive or expressionless manner.

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