Speech-reading

speechreading

[speech-ree-ding]
noun
the act or process of determining the intended meaning of a speaker by utilizing all visual clues accompanying speech attempts, as lip movements, facial expressions, and bodily gestures, used especially by people with impaired hearing.
Compare lip reading.


Origin:
1890–95; speech + read1 + -ing1

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speechread

[speech-reed]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), speechread [speech-red] , speechreading [speech-ree-ding] .
to comprehend by speechreading.
Compare lipread.


Origin:
speech + read1

speechreader [speech-ree-der] , noun
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speech-reading
 
n
another name for lip-reading

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