historical usage of deadpan
OTHER WORDS FROM deadpandead panner, noun
How to use deadpan in a sentence
He then waited a beat and deadpanned: “Yes I am an admirer of Lenin.”The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing|Eli Lake|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Well, it's a fantastic example of where trickle-down doesn't work,” Gates deadpanned.
Asked if there were anything she thought she would wear from the collection, Walters deadpanned: “Not the wedding gown!”Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2014: A Love Letter to Women|Isabel Wilkinson|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No wonder Obama deadpanned at the dinner that Romney “asked if he could get some equal time on The Merv Griffin Show.”
“I had some time to think about it,” deadpanned CBS anchor Scott Pelley.