\ 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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Black Student Union leaders felt school leaders at Wilson were too tight-lipped about their response to a case of a student shouting racial slurs at a group of black boys earlier in the year., "Portland Public Schools will have 25 new principals this year. Here’s why," 21 Aug. 2019 And while van Wingerden is mostly tight-lipped about which cities her company is speaking with, Hakai Magazine reports that Singapore and Chinese cities Nanjing and Shanghai are exploring the idea. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "The Dutch are subverting nature again—with floating dairy farms," 22 July 2019 Nordstrom reviewers, however, tend to be a bit more tight-lipped (and stingy with the five-star reviews, to be frank). Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "Spanx's Leather Leggings Have a Cult Following — but Are They Worth the Hype?," 12 July 2019 The Red Sparrow actress has historically been quite tight-lipped about her personal life. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Jennifer Lawrence Just Opened Up About Her Engagement For the First Time," 6 June 2019 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

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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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