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dead•pan



Pronunciation: (ded'pan"), [key]
adj., adv., v., -panned, -pan•ning,
n.


adj.
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.

adv.
in a deadpan manner: He spoke his lines utterly deadpan.

v.i., v.t.
to behave or perform in a deadpan manner.

n. Also,dead' pan".
1. a face showing no expression.
2. a style of comedy that relies on the comedian's maintaining such a face.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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