American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move the lips in synchronization with recorded speech or song.
- v. To move the lips in synchronization with (recorded speech or song): She lip-synched the songs for the movie.
- v. alternative spelling of lip-sync.
- v. move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)
“Claire watched Con lip-synch the words, I am the passenger.”
“Instead, after conducting interviews with subjects, including Ms. Dunbar's three daughters and others who recount the family's dark and twisted history, Ms. Barnard hired actors to lip-synch the recorded interviews.”
“Rather than just show the interviewees as talking heads, Barnard had actors lip-synch to the soundtrack in and around The Arbor, part of a Bradford housing estate where Dunbar grew up.”
“For the pop music moment, Beef Gerrit Graham, in a fantastic lip-synch performance, the embodiment of evil, owns the stage as he sings, “Do you realize that all of you donated something horrible you hated that’s a part of you?”
“Frank, obsessed with Roy Orbison’s “candy colored clown,” compels Ben to lip-synch to In Dreams using a fluorescent light as a microphone.”
“JG: During your final lip-synch you gave a lot of face and body while your opponent Jiggly Caliente busted out the dance moves.”
“So they chip away at the very nature of the music video, revealing that they're only pretending to play their instruments and then competing to lip-synch the lead vocals.”
“He tears each movie apart, he does not care much about authenticity, lip-synch, and digital mishaps.”
“In John Hughes '1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the title character memorably hijacks a parade float to lip-synch "Danke Schoen" and "Twist and Shout.”
“Levi grabbed a microphone to lip-synch along to Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" — just one of the many tunes spun by an on-set DJ — while Favorite Villain costar and onetime James Bond Timothy Dalton gamely pelted him with maraschino cherries and even drank champagne out of a Giuseppe Zanotti stiletto.”
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