straight face

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straight face

n.
A face that betrays no sign of emotion.

straight′-faced′ (-fāst′) adj.
straight′-faced′ly (-fāst′lē, -fā′sĭd-lē) adv.

straight face

n
a serious facial expression, esp one that conceals the impulse to laugh
ˈstraight-ˈfaced adj

straight′ face′


n.
an impassive facial expression that conceals one's true feelings, esp. a desire to laugh.
[1890–95]
straight′-faced′, adj.
straight′-fac′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straight face - a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusementstraight face - a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
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