straight face


straight face

noun

: a face that shows no emotion and especially no amusement

Full Definition of STRAIGHT FACE

:  a face giving no evidence of emotion and especially of merriment <lied with a straight face>
straight–faced \ˈstrāt-ˈfāst\ adjective
straight–faced·ly \-ˈfā-səd-lē, -ˈfāst-lē\ adverb

Examples of STRAIGHT FACE

  1. She lied with a straight face.
  2. The students quickly put on straight faces as the teacher walked into the room.

First Known Use of STRAIGHT FACE

1853

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