[ speech-ree-ding ]
/ ˈspitʃˌri dɪŋ /
the act or process of determining the intended meaning of a speaker by utilizing all visual clues accompanying speech attempts, as lip movements, facial expressions, and bodily gestures, used especially by people with impaired hearing.
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Definition for speech-reading (2 of 2)
[ speech-reed ]
/ ˈspitʃˌrid /
verb (used with or without object), speech·read [speech-red] /ˈspitʃˌrɛd/, speech·read·ing [speech-ree-ding] /ˈspitʃˌri dɪŋ/.
to comprehend by speechreading.
Related formsspeech·read·er [speech-ree-der] /ˈspitʃˌri dər/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for speech-reading
another name for lip-reading
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