\ˈlipt \

Definition of lipped 

: having a lip or lips especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination tight-lipped

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The Crown creator Peter Morgan has remained tight-lipped about the focus of Season 3, but casting director Nina Gold has shared a few details here and there. Yohana Desta, HWD, "The Crown Has Crowned Its New Lord Snowdon," 22 June 2018 For one, according to the San Antonio Express-News, the medical examiner has not confirmed how Vargas was killed before his body was burned, and police have remained tight-lipped about the case while the investigation continues. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Missing man's body found charred in Texas apartment — and cryptic images on his car," 21 June 2018 Starbucks officials said apologies had been offered to the customer but have remained tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the event. Sara Cardine,, "Details continue to emerge in Starbucks flap over alleged use of racial slur," 24 May 2018 Police Department officials remained tight-lipped earlier in the week and did not answer questions about possible discipline police personnel could face, citing the ongoing internal investigation. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee police to release body camera video of Bucks rookie Sterling Brown's arrest, tasing," 23 May 2018 Though one unnamed source is saying she was snubbed, the royal herself is remaining tight-lipped. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Who Is the 'Most Beautiful Royal,' Lady Amelia Windsor?," 14 May 2018 Tina Fey and Robert Carlock have remained tight-lipped about what’s to come for their wacky comedy, although season 4 will likely be its last. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "All the New TV Shows You Need to Watch This Summer," 6 May 2018 Former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson remains tight-lipped about his seemingly contentious relationship with the organization that drafted him. Chris Nelsen, Detroit Free Press, "Calvin Johnson's mom: Son had 'no fallout' with Detroit Lions," 28 Apr. 2018 The board has since remained tight-lipped about the alleged misconduct, stating only that Sir Martin resigned after the investigation had concluded. The Economist, "Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state," 21 Apr. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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: having lips of a specified type

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obstinately defiant of authority

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