- to understand spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker's lips without hearing the sounds made.
- to use lipreading.
Origin of lipread
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Examples from the Web for lip-read
This lip-read video clarifies what NFL football players, coaches and referees are actually talking about on the field.Puppies, the Fresh Prince, the NRA and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast
January 20, 2013
She camouflaged her disability by learning to lip-read in multiple languages.12 Juicy Bits From the Prince Philip Biography
November 14, 2011
After a moment, the psychologist turned his head to the doctor and Bennington lip-read the word, "hypno."Take the Reason Prisoner
John Joseph McGuire
They can gain knowledge by sight, he maintained; can write, converse by signs, speak and lip-read.
Mrs. Ambrose thought he was talking about domestic servants, because she had lip-read the word "cook."The House by the River
A. P. Herbert
- to interpret (words) by lip-reading
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Word Origin and History for lip-read
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