Origin of lipreading
verb (used with object), lip·read [lip-red] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/, lip·read·ing [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/.
verb (used without object), lip·read [lip-red] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/, lip·read·ing [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/.
Origin of lipread
Examples from the Web for lip-reading
In the early 80s, oralism (an educational technique with heavy emphasis on lip-reading and speech) was quite popular.
The powerful influence of environment in those schools is against the acquisition of the speech and lip-reading habit.What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know|John Dutton Wright
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
The misfortunes of the deaf and dumb are greatly lessened by the substitution of lip-reading for other modes of conversation.The Galaxy, June 1877|Various
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.