straight face

noun
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of straight face

: 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.

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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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