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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Example sentences
Maybe they thought you could lipread or that with a cochlear implant, you could hear.
The management staff themselves are deaf who lipread, use speech and sign fluently.
His lipreading skills are above average and he is able to lipread with limited comprehension in one-on-one conversations.
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