WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ˈstraight ˈface, n. [countable]
  • a plain expression on the face that hides one's true feelings:He kept a straight face even though he wanted to laugh.
  • straight--faced, adj.: straight-faced lies.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    straight face, 
  • a serious or impassive facial expression that conceals one's true feelings about something, esp. a desire to laugh.
  • straight-faced, adj. 
    straight-fac•ed•ly  (strātsid lē, -fāstlē),USA pronunciation adv. 
    • 1890–95

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    straight face n
    1. a serious facial expression, esp one that conceals the impulse to laugh

    ˈstraight-ˈfaced adj


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