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lip-sync

or lip·synch, lip·sync

[ lip-singk ]
/ ˈlɪpˌsɪŋk /
Movies, Television.
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verb (used with or without object)

to synchronize (recorded sound) with lip movements, as of an actor in a film.
to match lip movements with (recorded speech or singing): She did a clumsy job of lip-syncing her big song.

noun

the technical process by which this is done.
the simultaneous recording of voice and picture, especially the synchronization of lip movements with recorded sound.

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lip service, lip-, lip-lock, lip-read, lip-reading, lip-sync, lip-synch, lipa, lipaemia, lipan, lipari islands

Origin of lip-sync

First recorded in 1960–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lip-sync

  • The higher your score, the more likely it is that you can lip-sync along to the “Checkers” Speech.

    The World’s Toughest Political Quiz|Jeff Greenfield|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • It had been many moons since I've heard a pop star do anything but lip-sync.

    Gaza to Jersey: A Star is Born|Maysoon Zayid|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST