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lipreading

[ lip-ree-ding ]
/ ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ /
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noun
the reading or understanding, as by a deaf person, of spoken words from the movements of another's lips without hearing the sounds made.
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Origin of lipreading

First recorded in 1870–75; lipread + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for lipreading

lip-reading

noun
a method used by deaf people to comprehend spoken words by interpreting movements of the speaker's lipsAlso called: speech-reading

Derived forms of lip-reading

lip-reader, noun
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