a smile on one's lips

Definition of a smile on one's lips

:a smile
  • With a smile on her lips, she gave him the letter.
  • She had a smile on her lips as she gave him the letter.

Word by Word Definitions

smile play
  1. : to have, produce, or exhibit a smile

  2. : to look or regard with amusement or ridicule

  3. : to bestow approval

  1. : a facial expression in which the eyes brighten and the corners of the mouth curve slightly upward and which expresses especially amusement, pleasure, approval, or sometimes scorn

  2. : a pleasant or encouraging appearance

lip play lips
  1. : either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations

  2. : back talk

  3. : a fleshy edge or margin (as of a wound)

  1. : insincere

  2. : produced with the participation of the lips : labial

  1. : to touch with the lips

  2. : utter

  3. : to lap against : lick

  1. : fat : fatty tissue : fatty


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