deadpan - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deadpan
sounds like deadman... a deadman shows no feelings, is wooden..
if u have seen FANNA a bollywood movie--in that Amir Khan was calles deadman by the kid-> He was impassive towards kajol ie behaving as an impassive man, wid a blank, expressionless face = wooden.So,DEAD-MAN-PAN
keeping the face like deadman or dry deadpan
On watching the dead pan means brittle pan in kitchen the bride was expression less so her face becomes dry.