deadpan

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Etymology[edit]

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 ‎(comparative more deadpan, superlative most deadpan)

  1. In a deadpan manner.
    • 2004, Steven Greenhut, Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain
      A city-hired consultant from a firm called Urban Futures was booed repeatedly by the agitated homeowners as he talked deadpan, in bureaucratese, about his firm's "evidentiary record" pointing to blight in the neighborhood.

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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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