\ 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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Sure enough, Hiram bails the sisters out of prison, and moments later Betty finds them all in the Gargoyle King’s chamber, dead in a blue-lipped mass suicide. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Just Came Dangerously Close to Killing Archie," 17 Jan. 2019 But for now, the company has remained characteristically tight-lipped as to its 5G plans. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "5G is almost here — here’s how everyone’s getting ready," 7 Sep. 2018 Mint is a perennial herb with squared, four-sided stems with opposite leaves and small-lipped flowers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Mint That Won't Overrun Your Garden," 22 Aug. 2018 Considering how tight-lipped Holmes can be, this could be a big hint about her longtime love. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Has Been Sharing Rare Behind-the-Scenes Glimpses of Her Holiday Celebrations," 27 Dec. 2018 Then the whir of the electric train cut through the air and a flawless right-hander formed and ran for two-fifths of a mile through a variety of sections, alternating and changing pace from a thin-lipped tube to open face. Alex Wilson, Outside Online, "Kelly Slater's Wave Pool Is the Future. And It's Bleak.," 7 May 2018 Inside, customers dined on, among other delicacies, a dish called Seafood Towers, which combined Alaskan king crab, Maine lobster, jumbo shrimp, oysters and New Zealand green-lipped mussels and was priced at $229 a plate. Nick Madigan, New York Times, "Along Miami River, Derelict Bait Shops Give Way to Luxury Condos," 30 Jan. 2018 Hofmann tells The Verge people should expect the company to be pretty tight-lipped about the program’s specifics until his team has reached out to some creators. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Byte’s creator culture will make or break Vine 2," 18 Dec. 2018 Specifically, Western participants expected widened eyes and gaping mouths, while East Asian participant’s ideas culminated in a slight, tight-lipped smile. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "How orgasm faces differ between people from Eastern and Western cultures," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of lipped

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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: having lips of a specified type

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