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Word: deadpan

Definition: wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face

Sentences Containing 'deadpan'

All of these novels featured Kirst's unique blend of deadpan humor and devastating satire, with leading characters often shown positioning themselves as outspoken, ardent Nazis during the Third Reich era before effortlessly flipping to become equally ardent in their claims to have been anti-Nazi and 100% pro-democracy or pro-communist, whichever was to their advantage, after the tide turned.
Film critic Roger Ebert liked the screenplay of the film, and wrote, "And on and on, around and around, in an elegant and sly deadpan comedy.
For many, Freud was best known as a panellist on the long-running Radio 4 show "Just a Minute", in which his deadpan delivery was popular with audiences.
It was typified by a sameness in the appearance of the characters (the punchline to a strip often was emphasized by a deadpan take with eyes half open and the mouth absent or in a tight, small circle of steadfast perplexity) and by an endless capacity for newly coined, onomatopoetic sound effects, such as "BREEDEET BREEDEET" for a croaking frog, "PLORTCH" for a knight being stabbed by a sword, or "FAGROON klubble klubble" for a collapsing building.
Much of her comic appeal comes from her deadpan delivery.
The deadpan acting style the actors indulge in owes much to the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Andy Warhol.
This is never a problem in the sharper uptempo numbers that she does, as a cool, deadpan delivery is perfect there, but here there is definitely something lacking.
Writing for Allmusic, music critic Mark Allen wrote of the album "The prodigious technique, deadpan sense of humor, and infamous singing are all evident less than a minute into the opening tune.

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