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dead +‎ pan (face)

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deadpan (comparative more deadpan, superlative most deadpan)

  1. Deliberately impassive or expressionless.
    a deadpan face or look
  2. Having such a face or look.
    The comedian remained deadpan.
  3. Impassive.
    deadpan 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 humorous 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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