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lipreading

[lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the reading or understanding, as by a deaf person, of spoken words from the movements of another's lips without hearing the sounds made.
Compare speechreading.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; lipread + -ing1

lipread

[lip-reed] /ˈlɪpˌrid/
verb (used with object), lipread
[lip-red] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/ (Show IPA),
lipreading [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/ (Show IPA),
lipreading [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
2.
to use lipreading.
Compare speechread.
Origin
1890-95; lip + read1
Related forms
lipreader, noun
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