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straight face

noun

Simple Definition of straight face

  • : a face that shows no emotion and especially no amusement

Full Definition of straight face

  1. :  a face giving no evidence of emotion and especially of merriment <lied with a straight face>

straight–faced play \ˈstrāt-ˈfāst\ adjective
straight–faced·ly play \-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.



1853

First Known Use of straight face

1853


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