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dead·pan

(dĕd′păn′)
n.
1. A blank, expressionless face.
2. A person, especially a performer, who has or assumes a blank expression.
adj.
Impassively matter-of-fact, as in style, behavior, or expression: deadpan delivery of the joke.
adv.
With a blank, expressionless face.
v. dead·panned, dead·pan·ning, dead·pans
v. tr.
To express in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.
v. intr.
To express oneself in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.

[dead + pan, the face.]
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deadpan

(ˈdɛdˌpæn)
adj, adv
with a deliberately emotionless face or manner: deadpan humour.
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dead•pan

(ˈdɛdˌpæn)

adj., adv., v. -panned, -pan•ning,
n. adj.
1. marked by a fixed air of seriousness or calm detachment.
adv.
2. in a deadpan manner.
v.i., v.t.
3. to behave or perform in a deadpan manner.
n.
4. a deadpan face.
[1925–30]
dead′ pan`ner,

n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deadpan - deliberately impassive in mannerdeadpan - deliberately impassive in manner; "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions
Adv.1.deadpan - without betraying any feeling; "she told the joke deadpan"
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deadpan

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deadpan

adjective
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Translations
érzéketlenszenvtelen

deadpan

[ˈdedˌpæn] ADJ [face, humour] → inexpresivo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

deadpan

[ˈdɛdpæn] adj [humour] → pince-sans-rire inv; [performer] → impassible
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

deadpan

[ˈdɛdˌpæn]
1. adj (face) → impassibile; (humour) → all'inglese
2. adv (with a straight face) → senza fare una piega
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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