Meaning of “lip” in the English Dictionary

"lip" in British English

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uk /lɪp/ us /lɪp/

lip noun (BODY PART)

B1 [ C ] one of the two soft, red edges of the mouth:

She kissed me on the lips.
He licked his lips.

More examples

  • Her lower lip trembled as if she was about to cry.
  • She took a bite of doughnut and licked her lips.
  • She put on her lipstick and then carefully blotted her lips with a tissue.
  • There was the faintest trace of a smile on his lips.
  • Her hair was jet-black, her lips ruby-red, and her skin as white as snow.

(Definition of “lip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lip" in American English

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us /lɪp/

lip noun (BODY PART)

[ C ] either of the two edges of flesh around the opening of the mouth:

She licked/pursed/puckered her lips.
Lip gloss

Lip gloss is a makeup put on the lips to make them shiny.

lip noun (EDGE)

[ C ] the edge of a container or opening, esp. the part of the edge used for pouring

lip noun (SPEECH)

[ U ] slang speech that is rude and shows a lack of respect:

Don’t give me any more of your lip.

(Definition of “lip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)