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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deadpan mean? 

DEADPAN (adjective)
  The adjective DEADPAN has 1 sense:

1. deliberately impassive in manner

  Familiarity information: DEADPAN used as an adjective is very rare.

DEADPAN (adverb)
  The adverb DEADPAN has 1 sense:

1. without betraying any feeling

  Familiarity information: DEADPAN used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEADPAN (adjective)

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Deliberately impassive in manner


deadpan; expressionless; poker-faced; unexpressive; impassive

Context examples:

deadpan humor / his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read


incommunicative; uncommunicative (not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions)

DEADPAN (adverb)

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Without betraying any feeling

Context example:

she told the joke deadpan

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