- 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.
Origin of speechreading
- to comprehend by speechreading.
Origin of speechread
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- another name for lip-reading
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