Meaning of “matter-of-fact” in the English Dictionary

"matter-of-fact" in British English

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matter-of-factadjective

uk /ˌmæt.ə.rəvˈfækt/ us /ˌmæt̬.ɚ.əvˈfækt/
matter-of-factly
adverb uk /ˌmæt.ə.rəvˈfækt.li/ us /ˌmæt̬.ɚ.əvˈfækt.li/

She announced the news matter-of-factly.
matter-of-factness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌmæt.ə.rəvˈfækt.nəs/ us /ˌmæt̬.ɚ.əvˈfækt.nəs/

(Definition of “matter-of-fact” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"matter-of-fact" in American English

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matter-of-factadjective

us /ˈmæt̬·ər·əvˈfækt/

not showing feelings or emotion, esp. in a situation when emotion would be expected:

He spoke in a very matter-of-fact way about the accident.
matter-of-factly
adverb us /ˈmæt̬·ər·əvˈfækt·li/

She announced the news matter-of-factly.

(Definition of “matter-of-fact” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)