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deadpan

dead·pan

deadpan

 
pronunciation:
ded paen
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: adjective
definition: showing no emotion; blank and expressionless.
As a comedian, he's known for his deadpan style.Her usually lively face now wore a deadpan expression.
antonyms:
expressive
similar words:
stony
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a deadpan fashion.
He said all this absolutely deadpan, and we couldn't tell if he was serious or joking.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: deadpanned, deadpanning, deadpans
definition: to act or utter in a deadpan manner.
He deadpanned, never revealing how shocked he was.She deadpans her lines, and the audience occasionally gets bored.