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or lip·synch, lip·sync

[ lip-singk ]
/ ˈlɪpˌsɪŋk /
Movies, Television.

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.


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



Nearby words

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 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