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[sahyt-reed] /ˈsaɪtˌrid/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), sight-read
[sahyt-red] /ˈsaɪt rɛd/ (Show IPA),
sight-reading [sahyt-ree-ding] /ˈsaɪtˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
to read, play, or sing without previous practice, rehearsal, or study of the material to be treated:
to sight-read music; to sight-read another language.
Origin of sight-read
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sight-reader [sahyt-ree-der] /ˈsaɪtˌri dər/ (Show IPA), noun Unabridged
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  • sight-read four-measure phrases, using a symbol system.
  • If you've ever seen really proficient sidemen in a band who can sight-read, that's what well-qualified comedy writers do.
British Dictionary definitions for sight-read


verb -reads, -reading, -read (-ˌrɛd)
to sing or play (music in a printed or written form) without previous preparation
Derived Forms
sight-reader, noun
sight-reading, noun
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