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deadpan

1. n. an expressionless face. (see also pan = face.) This guy has a super deadpan.
2. n. a person with an expressionless face. When you come on stage, look like a deadpan.
3. mod. dull and lifeless. (Usually said of a face, expression, etc.) He has such a deadpan approach to everything.
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We wanted to explore what happens when a woman decides to take the tenderness and intimacy that exists in female friendships and make it more complete," says Westfeldt, who plays Jessica ("the Jewish Sandra Dee," she deadpans, with a ditsy comic timing that recalls Lisa Kudrow).
And Kavner deadpans an exquisitely timed condemnation of the tortures to be endured during a visit to the gynecologist.
I have a weakness for Italians," deadpans the former Mrs.
Well, two, after I finished thanking him,'' the under-age Riley deadpans.
Montoya deadpans to Salinas, ``We have a guerrilla in our midst.
Asked why she works so doggedly for gay and lesbian causes, the comic deadpans, "Because there's so much to do.