His black hair sweeps back from the crest of his high forehead and laps at the nape of his neck; his lips are pursed.
Panda-Patrice smothers sweet and sour sauce on his lips and grins at the camera.
His lips seemed to say something along the lines of: “They are on a mission,” but that line was dubbed over.
“Some bit their lips, some pouted, others cried,” hiding such emotions beneath their round, broad-brimmed hats.
I open wider, and he slides a large cool metal object between my lips.
He lifted his brows, pursing his lips whimsically; and Amelia laughed.
Let young men hear the praise of virtue from the lips of beauty.
He stared at her, as, brother like, he wiped the kiss from his lips.
Let me hear from your own lips the words that must decide my destiny.
I'll have the words from her own lips—words, ay, and kisses also!
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.