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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
1890-1895
1890-95; lip + read1
Related forms
lipreader, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lip-read

lip-read

/ˈlɪpˌriːd/
verb -reads, -reading, -read (-ˈrɛd)
1.
to interpret (words) by lip-reading
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Word Origin and History for lip-read
v.

1880, back-formation from lip-reading, which is attested from 1852 in writings on educating deaf-mutes; from lip (n.) + reading.

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