Deadpan Definition

dĕdpăn
deadpanned, deadpanning, deadpans
noun
An expressionless face.
Webster's New World
A person, as an actor, who has or assumes such a face.
Webster's New World

A style of comedic delivery in which something humourous is said or done while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression.

Wiktionary
adjective
Without expression or show of emotion; blank(ly)
Webster's New World
Impassively matter-of-fact, as in style, behavior, or expression.
Deadpan delivery of the joke.
American Heritage

Deliberately impassive or expressionless (as a face or look).

Wiktionary
Having such a face or look (as a person).
Wiktionary
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adverb
With a blank, expressionless face.
American Heritage
verb
deadpans
To do or say (something) in a deadpan manner.
Webster's New World
To express in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.
American Heritage
To express oneself in an impassive, matter-of-fact way.
American Heritage

Origin of Deadpan

  • dead +‎ pan (“face”)

    From Wiktionary

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