the reading or understanding, as by a deaf person, of spoken words from the movements of another's lips without hearing the sounds made.
- Compare speechreading.
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How to use lipreading in a sentence
That's what The Twilight Saga: Eclipse sounds like when it's up to the clever Bad Lip Reading folks.Viral Video of the Day: 'Twilight 3' Bad Lip Reading | The Daily Beast Video | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the early 80s, oralism (an educational technique with heavy emphasis on lip-reading and speech) was quite popular.
You might change your mind after watching this hysterical lip-reading of New Moon.Neil Patrick Harris, Angus Jones, Bill O’Reilly & More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | December 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Beneath a light in the hall Gard told the deaf girl of the situation, for lip reading needs light.Uncle Sam Detective | William Atherton Du Puy
My progress in lip-reading and speech was not what my teachers and I had hoped and expected it would be.Story of My Life | Helen Keller
Mamise wished that she had studied lip-reading to get the details.The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
In the oral method articulation and lip-reading are chiefly relied upon; reading and writing are also adopted.
Lip-reading is, to the deaf, sign-reading with the disadvantage of being both microscopic and partially hidden.
British Dictionary definitions for lip-reading
a method used by deaf people to comprehend spoken words by interpreting movements of the speaker's lips: Also called: speech-reading
- lip-reader, noun
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