lip-sync : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)

  • A lip-sync contest, to the Talking Heads' bar-brawl rave-up Wild Wild Life, is awhirl with amateur energy.
  • With Depression-era recordings backing them on the soundtrack, the dapper duo lip-sync their way through 15 songs and six lavish production numbers.
  • Then there are the stranger entertainments about entertainment, from the small army of Elvis impersonators to the TV game show Puttin' On the Hits, on which ordinary folks lip-sync .
News & Articles

  • OUTlaw Drag Show to benefit LGBTQA scholarship
    Once a year, bearded females come together to dance and lip-sync in front of an audience who attends the annual OUTlaw Drag Show. This year the show is 8 p.m. Saturday at the 1912 Center “The show ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Argonaut
  • Dubbing Hall of Fame
    Marni Nixon may be the embodiment of behind-the-curtain singing in big Hollywood musicals. But there have been other incidents of singers surreptitiously subbing vocals of the stars. (We’ll skip for now the scores of celebrities, from Whitney Houston to Mariah Carey, who have lip-synched live to their pre-recorded vocals).
    June 10, 2013 - Washington Post

  • Jimmy Kimmel in
    We're here to celebrate the music and the performers who sing and or lip-sync it tonight,Kimmel said in his monologue, poking fun at Ashlee Simpson's recent "Saturday Night Live" faux pas.
  • Sabrina Bryan in Vineland Daily Journal
    We're trying to lip-sync and ...... trying to look kind of pretty,Bryan said."
  • Shankar Mahadevan in Khaleej Times
    New directors are now making shorter films where heroes and heroines don't lip-sync songs,said Shankar Mahadevan of the popular Bollywood music director trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. "Music happens in these films as background tracks."

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