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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadpan, expressionless, impassive, poker-faced, unexpressive(adverb)

    deliberately impassive in manner

    "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"

  2. deadpan(adverb)

    without betraying any feeling

    "she told the joke deadpan"


  1. deadpan(Noun)

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

  2. deadpan(Verb)

    To express (oneself) in an impassive or expressionless manner.

  3. deadpan(Adjective)

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

  4. deadpan(Adjective)

    Having such a face or look (as a person).

  5. deadpan(Adjective)

    Impassive (as behaviour or speech).


  1. Deadpan

    Deadpan is a form of comic delivery in which humor is presented without a change in emotion or body language. It is usually spoken in a casual, monotone or cantankerous voice and expresses an unflappably calm, archly insincere or artificially grave demeanor, often in spite of the ridiculousness of the subject matter. This delivery is also called dry humor or dry wit, when the intent, but not the presentation, is humorous, blunt, oblique, sarcastic, or apparently unintentional.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadpan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadpan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of deadpan in a Sentence

  1. David Litt:

    Maybe Donald Trump is the kind of dry, deadpan humorist who does great material about how terrific dictators are - but if that's the case, he should wait until he retires as president to start breaking out that particular part of his act.

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