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

  • n. The lower lip.

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  • n. The lower lip

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lower lip.

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

  • n. the lower lip


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  • His mouth was clinched up so that his underlip was the only one visible, and his big frame looked lumpy, as if all the muscles in it were knotted.

    The Saint in Action

  • Bella paused, and for a long minute her small fine teeth, still perfect, showed deep in her underlip as she sought and won control and sent her gaze vacantly out across the far blue horizon.


  • Once again Bella's small teeth pressed into her underlip, as she gazed vacantly seaward and won control of herself and her memories.


  • I remember the out-thrust of his protruding underlip as he glared down at the wild pigs.


  • She continued tirelessly, painting with pessimistic strokes the growing black future her husband was meditating for her, while the boy, fearful of some vague, incomprehensible catastrophe, began to weep silently, with a pendulous, trembling underlip.


  • The line from her underlip to the base of her throat is nearly straight.

    The Line

  • Harry took after his father for looks, although Lord Lisle had a more prominent nose and wore a forked beard that called attention to his heavy underlip.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • An old object was Juguna: curly hair (resembling grey astrakhan), toothless gums, with the thick underlip projecting an inch or more, and long, slit-distorted ears, the lobes of which rested comfortably on his shoulders and carried on their points some heavy copper ornaments.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • “All that puffy effect has gone and his face is almost lean, with the underlip pouting defiance all the time.”

    Human Smoke

  • He sat across the table, meat face and wide body, the jut underlip, the odd little unlobed ears, round and perfectly worked, the tiny mannered ears of a sprite child.



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