lip-smack·​ing | \ ˈlip-ˌsma-kiŋ How to pronounce lip-smacking (audio) \

Definition of lip-smacking

: highly pleasing or appealing to the sense of taste or smell : delicious a lip-smacking recipe lip-smacking aromas But take away the excused absences and all the food they can eat and the students still wouldn't trade their experiences. Nope, not even for a freshly baked batch of those lip-smacking cookies.— Ellen Anderson Pickled cauliflower, baby carrots, beets, and celery (top left) retain their crunch and gain subtle, lip-smacking spice.— David Chang sometimes used figurativelyThanks to Mr. Stewart, we now know, in lip-smacking detail, how much, where and whom.— Michael M. Thomas

Other Words from lip-smacking

lip-smackingly adverb
lip-smackingly good burgers … batter fried soft shell crab … was a lip-smackingly delicious start … — Stuart Minting

First Known Use of lip-smacking

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Lip-smacking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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