\ ˈlipt How to pronounce lipped (audio) \

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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Part of the Browns’ failure as an organization the last few years could be attributed to not being all that tight-lipped, but the importance of any leaks that may occur this season will most likely be determined by how good the team is., "Browns coach Freddie Kitchens gets serious about anonymous leaks: Crowquill," 7 Aug. 2019 Once there, her T.S.A. buddy gives her a tight-lipped smile and rolls his eyes in the direction of her boarding pass. Catherine Mevs, The New Yorker, "Business Travellers Know," 3 Aug. 2019 The taut-lipped McConnell endures, the dour face of D.C. dysfunction. Steve Bousquet,, "Sen. Rick Scott is right: ‘Moscow Mitch’ McConnell needs to go | Steve Bousquet," 2 Aug. 2019 That’s obviously not because the speaker of the House and the famously tight-lipped former Fed chair have any affinities of political outlook or personal temperament. Elizabeth Spiers, The New Republic, "Beyond Pelosi," 24 July 2019 Some housing advocates were disappointed by Newsom’s tight-lipped approach. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "Newsom talked big on housing. How has he stacked up so far?," 1 July 2019 But thanks to the uncertain, tight-lipped Donna, Sophie has never known his identity. Gary Goldstein,, "Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ with an Asian cast? Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!," 12 June 2019 Free spirited and loose-lipped Dr. Ruth has never worried about criticism. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Dr. Ruth and ND’s Hesburgh share documentary tributes," 5 June 2019 Police remained tight-lipped about a motive behind Thursday’s violence. Washington Post, "Friends remember victims of shooting rampage in Los Angeles," 26 July 2019

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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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