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    Smile lip-smackingly

    I am ecstatically beyond my wildest dreams, lip-smackingly happy
    Why don't I find 'lip-smackingly' in some online dictionaries? What does it mean exactly?

    Could you make one or two example for me? Thanks!

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    Smile Re: lip-smackingly

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Why don't I find 'lip-smackingly' in some online dictionaries? What does it mean exactly?

    Could you make one or two example for me? Thanks!
    Hi, Daffodil!

    See lip-smackingly - WordReference Forums for samples.

    Perhaps normally associated with food, appetite and the like (food is often referred to as "lip-smackingly good"), it's an expression of approval or satisfaction. Again, using the food example, one is said to "smack" one's lips after eating something delicious - it's hard to describe the action, but I'm sure we all do it without realising. Purse your lips together, maybe after licking them, and making a sort of kissing sound - that's lipsmacking.

    So the newly-wed man is well satisfied, very pleased, as a hungry man would be after a hearty meal, or a thirsty man after an exquisite gin and tonic. He is, if you like, in matrimonial paradise.


    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Smile Re: lip-smackingly

    Hi Amigo,

    Thank you very much for your answer.

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