lipreading

[lip-ree-ding]
noun
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:
1870–75; lipread + -ing1

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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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For example, some people who are deaf do not use sign language and may need to use a different aid or rely on lipreading.
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