deadpan definition

  • noun:
    • A blank, expressionless face.
    • one, especially a performer, that has or assumes a blank expression.
    • A style of comedic distribution where one thing humourous is said or done while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial appearance.
  • adjective:
    • Impassively matter-of-fact, as with design, behavior, or phrase: deadpan delivery of joke.
    • Deliberately impassive or expressionless (as a face or look).
    • Having these types of a face or look (as someone).
    • Impassive (as behaviour or speech).
    • deliberately impassive in manner
  • adverb:
    • With a blank, expressionless face.
    • without betraying any feeling
  • verb-transitive:
    • to state in an impassive, matter-of-fact means.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to state yourself in an impassive, matter-of-fact means.
  • verb:
    • expressing (oneself) in an impassive or expressionless manner.

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