He was a short, humanoid type with deep black eyes and a thin, lipless mouth that never smiled.
They were silent, their eyes big, their mouths set in lipless lines.
The lipless mouth had looked so odd forming the familiar words.
"Tell her about Spenski," came to Peter's ears in the lipless mouthing.
My assistant is taking great pleasure in perfecting me in the art of lipless conversation.
It was the awful mouth of a catfish, lipless and almost inconceivably wide, stretching from side to side.
And she who alone could have solved the mystery and told us the truth, lay there with a lipless mouth.
It had no eyes, no ears, only a lipless mouth and slitted nostril flaps.
There was a mouth under the eyes, the lipless brim of which quivered and panted, and dropped saliva.
The lipless mouth and the blankly staring eyes were without any expression that he could interpret.
Old English lippa, from Proto-Germanic *lepjon (cf. Old Frisian lippa, Middle Dutch lippe, Dutch lip, Old High German lefs, German Lefze, Swedish läpp, Danish læbe), from PIE *leb- "to lick; lip" (cf. Latin labium).
French lippe is from a Germanic source. Transferred sense of "edge or margin of a cup, etc." is from 1590s. Slang sense "saucy talk" is from 1821, probably from move the lip (1570s) "utter even the slightest word (against someone)." To bite (one's) lip "show vexation" is from early 14c. Stiff upper lip as a sign of courage is from 1833. Lip gloss is attested from 1939; lip balm from 1877. Related: Lips.
c.1600, "to kiss," from lip (n.). Meaning "to pronounce with the lips only" is from 1789. Related: Lipped; lipping.
Either of two fleshy folds that surround the opening of the mouth.
A liplike structure bounding or encircling a bodily cavity or groove.
To play a musical instrument, esp in jazz; blow: He couldn't lip anything proper anymore (1950s+ Jazz musicians)
besides its literal sense (Isa. 37:29, etc.), is used in the original (saphah) metaphorically for an edge or border, as of a cup (1 Kings 7:26), a garment (Ex. 28:32), a curtain (26:4), the sea (Gen. 22:17), the Jordan (2 Kings 2:13). To "open the lips" is to begin to speak (Job 11:5); to "refrain the lips" is to keep silence (Ps. 40:9; 1 Pet. 3:10). The "fruit of the lips" (Heb. 13:15) is praise, and the "calves of the lips" thank-offerings (Hos. 14:2). To "shoot out the lip" is to manifest scorn and defiance (Ps. 22:7). Many similar forms of expression are found in Scripture.