lipread

[lip-reed]
verb (used with object), lip·read [lip-red] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/, lip·read·ing [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/.
  1. to understand spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker's lips without hearing the sounds made.
verb (used without object), lip·read [lip-red] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/, lip·read·ing [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/.
  1. to use lipreading.
Compare speechread.

Origin of lipread

First recorded in 1890–95; lip + read1
Related formslip·read·er, noun
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