verb (used with or without object), dead·panned, dead·pan·ning.
noun Also dead pan .
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historical usage of deadpan
OTHER WORDS FROM deadpandead panner, noun
Words nearby deadpan
Example sentences from the Web for deadpan
The Garfield specials are also unique for their deadpan delivery and oftentimes bleak worldview.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But something about the cover image—four deadpan dudes against a robin's-egg blue background—spoke to me, I guess.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary|Andrew Romano|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he had his own defenses, a great off-hand resilience and a deadpan humor, and he survived.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers|Nik Cohn|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I could tell you missed me more than I missed you,” Tom says, deadpan.Matt & Tom Berninger on The National’s Doc ‘Mistaken for Strangers’|Melissa Leon|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST