straight face

noun

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–facedly

play \-ˈfā-səd-lē, -ˈfāst-lē\ adverb

Examples of straight face in a Sentence

  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


STRAIGHT FACE Defined for English Language Learners

straight face

noun

Definition of straight face for English Language Learners

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


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