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Definition of lipped

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

Examples of lipped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Oceanco has been decidedly tight-lipped about this project, the newest member of the fleet features a sleek steel hull, aluminum superstructure and no less than five decks. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Oct. 2021 The court is often tight-lipped about the health of the justices and officials have long declined to discuss how often they are tested. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2021 Authorities have been tight-lipped about the case, but on Facebook Wednesday Mathis' office suggested possible charges that could soon come down. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 29 Sep. 2021 House Democrats and Republicans were tight-lipped about what was going on Saturday afternoon. oregonlive, 26 Sep. 2021 Ryan Murphy and the cast of AHS are notoriously tight-lipped every single season, but something about Double Feature feels particularly cryptic. Ariana Brockington,, 26 Aug. 2021 While a submarine’s mission is to run silent in wartime, submarine crew are notoriously tight-lipped even in peacetime. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 Aug. 2021 Or has someone already seized the job and the staff is keeping things close-lipped? Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 19 Oct. 2020 Indeed, the Air Force already has flown a secret new fighter type, about which service leaders reluctantly are tight-lipped. David Axe, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of lipped

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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6 Oct 2021

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“Lipped.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lipped

: having lips of a specified type

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