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
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Example sentences from the Web for deadpan
If you’ve seen Andersson’s 2014 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, you’ll be prepared for this movie’s dandelion puffs of off-kilter humor, and for its deadpan exploration of the textures of everyday living.Roy Andersson's Quietly Gorgeous About Endlessness Explores Questions for Which There Are No Answers|Stephanie Zacharek|April 29, 2021|Time
“I’m patient because I cannot really run fast, and that’s my only option,” he said, with a deadpan.Nikola Jokić Is A Tortoise, And He’s Beating All Of The Hares|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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
How could the deadpan-hilarious prince of SNL and 30 Rock turn in such a boring late-night talk show debut?
“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
Halfway across the lobby, a tall swarthy man with one of those deadpan faces rose to greet him.
She continued to stare, deadpan and blank-eyed, with no answering flicker of a smile.The Stars, My Brothers|Edmond Hamilton
Suzanne looked closely at him—he was so deadpan, it was hard to tell what was on his mind.Makers|Cory Doctorow