[ sahyt-reed ]
/ ˈsaɪtˌrid /
verb (used with or without object), sight-read [sahyt-red] /ˈsaɪt rɛd/, sight-read·ing [sahyt-ree-ding] /ˈsaɪtˌri dɪŋ/.
to read, play, or sing without previous practice, rehearsal, or study of the material to be treated: to sight-read music; to sight-read another language.
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Origin of sight-read
First recorded in 1900–05
OTHER WORDS FROM sight-readsight-read·er [sahyt-ree-der] /ˈsaɪtˌri dər/, noun
Words nearby sight-read
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British Dictionary definitions for sight-read
/ (ˈsaɪtˌriːd) /
verb -reads, -reading or -read (-ˌrɛd)
to sing or play (music in a printed or written form) without previous preparation
Derived forms of sight-readsight-reader, nounsight-reading, noun
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