deadpan [ded′pan΄ ]
1. an expressionless face
2. a person, as an actor, who has or assumes such a face
adj., adv.
without expression or show of emotion; blank(ly)
vt., vi.
deadpanned, deadpanning
to do or say (something) in a deadpan manner

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