lip reader

lipread

[lip-reed]
verb (used with object), lipread [lip-red] , lipreading [lip-ree-ding] .
1.
to understand spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker's lips without hearing the sounds made.
verb (used without object), lipread [lip-red] , lipreading [lip-ree-ding] .
2.
to use lipreading.
Compare speechread.


Origin:
1890–95; lip + read1

lipreader, noun
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lip reader

noun
someone who can understand spoken words by watching the movements of a speaker's lips 
lipread

verb
interpret by lipreading; of deaf people 
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