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deadpan (adj) showing no feeling or emotion; without expression.

A person's face is deadpan when it shows no expression. By looking at a deadpan face, you don't understand what is going on in the person's mind. When you pretend to be serious even when you hear a joke you are deadpan. A deadpan voice is a serious voice expressing no feeling.

  • We were disappointed when we saw his face deadpan showing no expression of joy at our breaking to him the news of our success.
  • The teacher's deadpan voice, which sounded genuinely serious as she narrated the story, made her pupils listen to her with attention.
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