Crossword clues for deadpan
- Poker face
- Blank look
- Like Steven Wright's delivery
- Type of humor
- Like many a successful poker player
- Like Buster Keaton
- Hard to read
- Emotionless humor type
- Very inexpressive
- Showing no expression
- Resembling Leslie Nielsen's delivery
- Poker player's asset
- Like an emotionless comic delivery
- Garry Shandling's manner
- Displaying no emotional involvement
- Buster Keaton's look
- Expressionless face
- Gone to meet Maker — God giving little away
- Expressionless god unresponsive at first
- Expressionless bloody monster
- Without expression
- Keeping a straight face, passed on slam
- Spied for heads of national organisation, scrutinising every document
- Showing no emotion over divine corpse
- Poker-faced cleric hugging a daughter quietly
- Breathless piper lacks expression
- Blank cheque finally accepted by old man gets turned down
- Like some humor
- Showing no emotion
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1 Deliberately impassive or expressionless (''as'' a face or look). 2 Having such a face or look (''as'' a person). 3 Impassive (''as'' behaviour or speech). n. A style of comedic delivery in which something humourous is said or done while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. v
To express (oneself) in an impassive or expressionless manner.
Deadpan is an adjective describing the act of deliberately displaying a lack of or no emotion. It is commonly a form of comedic delivery in which humor is presented without a change in emotion or body language to contrast with the ridiculousness of the subject matter. This delivery is also called dry humor or dry wit when the intent, but not the presentation, is humorous, blunt, sarcastic, laconic, or apparently unintentional.
Usage examples of "deadpan".
The steno nun caught up with her note taking and Millard and Sears eyeballed the stiff deadpan while Lee stared at the floor, wiping sweat from his brow.
It clarified her vision of things, to be able to defend him to herself, this man who would sit with her in a restaurant on a redwood deck and recount in earnest deadpan detail the methods and bents, the hand-grips, of some woman he'd lately spent a night with.
Tweaks: "smut books," "Chris Bergeron," "this little twist Daryl"--the fruit deadpanned him cold.
The anchor man was the expedition's photographer, Omar Woodson, as true a deadpan character as Pitt had ever seen and who genuinely appeared bored by the whole show.
Prescott gave me back the deadpan look, but buried beneath it were traces of the discomfort that I needed to see to stop me reaching across the cab and smashing her nose bone up into her brain with one stiffened hand.
He pushed the buzzer beside Miss Huntress' door and Big Ben chimed inside and the door opened and I was looking at a deadpan in a derby hat and a dinner coat.
And similarly, the deadpan blandness with which Dean in the role of Matt Helm tosses off dumb one-liners in the face of imminent death nullifies all the old claims for tragic dignity, or for high seriousness in art.
Kyle was back to the deadpan look, superserious, which I actually prefer.
They'd cultivated deadpan expressions, unsyncopated speech rhythms, monotone voices.