Definition of "tight-lipped" []

  • Reticent, secretive, or taciturn (adjective)
  • With the lips pressed tightly together, as through anger (adjective)
  • Unwilling to divulge information. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Having the lips pressed together. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tight-lipped" in a sentence
  • "I think that explains the expression of tight-lipped determination you see on the faces of so many fly fishermen these days."
  • "Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has remained tight-lipped about options the conference might be weighing."
  • "While some visitors speak enthusiastically of their visit here many of the residents prefer to keep rather tight-lipped perhaps wishing not to disturb the balance that keeps this place somewhat of a private paradise they selfishly wish to keep to themselves."