- the reading or understanding, as by a deaf person, of spoken words from the movements of another's lips without hearing the sounds made.
Origin of lipreading
- to understand spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker's lips without hearing the sounds made.
- to use lipreading.
Origin of lipread
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