[ lipt ]
See synonyms for lipped on
  1. having lips or a lip.

  2. Botany. labiate.

Origin of lipped

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lip, -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lipped in a sentence

  • She carried a broken-lipped jug, and was on her way to the shop which was at least the second cause of all her woes.

    The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
  • He had a roundish face, a little fleshy under the chin, a soft-lipped mouth that from habit he held slightly pursed, muddy eyes.

  • For Laura still sat at her writing-table, labouring over a paragraph, white lipped and heavy eyed.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • "I guess I'm not a very—good business manager," faltered the red-lipped voice with incongruous pathos.

    Molly Make-Believe | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Most of these were workmen of some kind or other, called in to help the lab crew as needed, but all of them were tight-lipped.

    Security | Poul William Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for -lipped


  1. having a lip or lips as specified: tight-lipped

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