lip-smacking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See smack one's lips.

Adjective[edit]

lip-smacking (comparative more lip-smacking, superlative most lip-smacking)

  1. (informal) Tasty; appetizing.

Adverb[edit]

lip-smacking (comparative more lip-smacking, superlative most lip-smacking)

  1. (degree, informal) Very.
    Aunt Bessy's Easter ham is always lip-smacking good.
    • 2003, Susan Donovan, Take a Chance on Me (St. Martin's Press), page 313
      She looked so lip-smacking good that he knew even a brief conversation would be a challenge.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only used for positive adjectives relating to taste, smell, and the mouth, or suggesting deliciousness.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

lip-smacking (plural lip-smackings)

  1. The act of smacking one's lips

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