verb (used with or without object), dead·panned, dead·pan·ning.
noun Also dead pan.
- deadly nightshade,
- deadly sins,
- deadweight tonnage,
Origin of deadpan
Examples from the Web for deadpanned
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.”