straight face Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “straight face” in the English Dictionary

"straight face" in British English

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straight facenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​seriousexpression on ​yourface that you use when you do not ​want someone to ​know that you ​think something is ​funny: Blake ​lookedridiculous in ​leathertrousers, and I was ​desperatelytrying to keep a ​straightface.
(Definition of straight face from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"straight face" in American English

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straight facenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈstreɪt ˈfeɪs/
an ​expression on ​your face that ​shows on ​emotion in ​order to ​hide what you really ​think or ​feel: It’s hard to ​argue that ​point of ​view with a straight face.
(Definition of straight face from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “straight face”
in Chinese (Simplified) 故意板起的面孔,绷着的脸…
in Chinese (Traditional) 故意板起的面孔,繃著的臉…
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