from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To move the lips in synchronization with recorded speech or song.
  • transitive v. To move the lips in synchronization with (recorded speech or song): She lip-synched the songs for the movie.

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  • v. Alternative spelling of lip-sync.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)


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  • 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.

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  • Frank, obsessed with Roy Orbison’s “candy colored clown,” compels Ben to lip-synch to In Dreams using a fluorescent light as a microphone.

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  • JG: During your final lip-synch you gave a lot of face and body while your opponent Jiggly Caliente busted out the dance moves.

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  • 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.

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  • He tears each movie apart, he does not care much about authenticity, lip-synch, and digital mishaps.

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  • 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."

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