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speechreading

[speech-ree-ding] /ˈspitʃˌri dɪŋ/
noun
1.
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 lipreading.
Origin of speechreading
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; speech + read1 + -ing1

speechread

[speech-reed] /ˈspitʃˌrid/
verb (used with or without object), speechread
[speech-red] /ˈspitʃˌrɛd/ (Show IPA),
speechreading [speech-ree-ding] /ˈspitʃˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
1.
to comprehend by speechreading.
Compare lipread.
Origin
Related forms
speechreader [speech-ree-der] /ˈspitʃˌri dər/ (Show IPA), noun
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British Dictionary definitions for speech-reading

speech-reading

noun
1.
another name for lip-reading
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