deadpanned

deadpan

[ded-pan]
adjective
1.
marked by or accomplished with a careful pretense of seriousness or calm detachment; impassive or expressionless: deadpan humor.
2.
displaying no emotional or personal involvement: a deadpan style.
adverb
3.
in a deadpan manner: He spoke his lines utterly deadpan.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), deadpanned, deadpanning.
4.
to behave or perform in a deadpan manner.
noun Also, dead pan.
5.
a face showing no expression.
6.
a style of comedy that relies on the comedian's maintaining such a face.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; dead + pan1

dead panner, noun
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deadpan (ˈdɛdˌpæn)
 
adj, —adv
with a deliberately emotionless face or manner: deadpan humour

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deadpan
1928, from dead + pan in slang sense of "face."
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deadpan definition


  1. n.
    an expressionless face. (See also pan = face.) : This guy has a super deadpan.
  2. n.
    a person with an expressionless face. : When you come on stage, look like a deadpan.
  3. mod.
    dull and lifeless. (Usually said of a face, expression, etc.) : He has such a deadpan approach to everything.
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