how to pronounce deadpan


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deadpan is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of deadpan in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… a deadpan face most the time people …”

meanings of deadpan


  1. Deliberately impassive or expressionless.
  2. Impassive.
  3. Having such a face or look.


  1. In a deadpan manner.


  1. A style of comedic delivery in which something humorous is said or done while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression.


  1. To express (oneself) in an impassive or expressionless manner.

deadpan frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word deadpan occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deadpan can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that deadpan can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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