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1. A blank, expressionless face.
2. A person, especially a performer, who has or assumes a blank expression.
Impassively matter-of-fact, as in style, behavior, or expression: deadpan delivery of the joke.
With a blank, expressionless face.
v. dead·panned, dead·pan·ning, dead·pans
To express in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.
To express oneself in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.
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with a deliberately emotionless face or manner: deadpan humour.
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adj., adv., v. -panned, -pan•ning,
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.
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|Adj.||1.||deadpan - deliberately impassive in manner; "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"|
|Adv.||1.||deadpan - without betraying any feeling; "she told the joke deadpan"|
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adjective expressionless, empty, blank, wooden, straight-faced, vacuous, impassive, inscrutable, poker-faced, inexpressive his deadpan expression
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deadpan[ˈdedˌpæn] ADJ [face, humour] → inexpresivo
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1. adj (face) → impassibile; (humour) → all'inglese
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