variants or lip-sync
lip-synched or lip-synced; lip-synching or lip-syncing; lip-synchs or lip-syncs

transitive verb

: to pretend to sing or say at precisely the same time with recorded sound
She lip-synched the song that was playing on the radio.

intransitive verb

: to lip-synch something
It was obvious that she was lip-synching.
lip sync noun
lip-syncher noun
or lip-syncer

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1961, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of lip-synch was circa 1961

Dictionary Entries Near lip-synch

Cite this Entry

“Lip-synch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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