Definition of Straight face

1. Noun. A serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement.




Definition of Straight face

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A face that is expressionless, especially not laughing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straight Face

straight angle
straight arch
straight arm
straight armed
straight arming
straight arms
straight arrow
straight as an arrow
straight away
straight bat
straight chain
straight chair
straight dinkum
straight edge
straight edges
straight face (current term)
straight flush
straight flushes
straight flute
straight forward
straight from the horse's mouth
straight from the shoulder
straight hang
straight hit
straight life insurance
straight line
straight lines
straight man
straight men
straight off

Literary usage of Straight face

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1. NBS Special Publication (1918)
"STRAIGHT-FACE SPRING SCALES Definition.—A straight-face spring scale is a spring scale in which an indicator or graduated face is affixed to a spring ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the American (1883)
"I think straight face for two inches from base of flange, and then taper from that to the edge to about one-fourth smaller in diameter at that point, ..."

3. Mechanical Equipment of Buildings: A Reference Book for Engineers and Architects by Louis Allen Harding, Arthur Cutts Willard (1917)
""Plain straight face. This type of joint has the entire face of the flange faced straight across and uses either a full face or ..."

4. Mechanical Equipment of Buildings: A Reference Book for Engineers and Architects by Louis Allen Harding, Arthur Cutts Willard (1916)
"... straight face. This type of joint has the entire face of the flange faced straight across and uses either a full face or ring gasket. ..."

5. Transactions of the Manchester Geological Society by Manchester Geological Society (1882)
"opening out in a straight face or in steps depends a great deal upon the nature ... Some seams you can work with a straight face; other seams from various ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"Most characteristic are the extreme refinement and clear definition of features, the small proportioned head and ear, the straight face line, ..."

7. Handbook of Standard Details for Engineers, Draftsmen and Students by Charles H. Hughes (1921)
"Crown or straight face.—After specifying dimensions of pulley, state whether crown or straight ... Pulleys for shifting belts should have straight face. 7. ..."

8. General Catalog by Meese & Gottfried company (1916)
"If pulleys are ordered without either Crown or straight face being specified, they will be supplied Crown. For non-shifting belts Crown faces are the best. ..."

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