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speechreading

[ speech-ree-ding ]
/ ˈspitʃˌri dɪŋ /
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noun
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 hearing loss.
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Origin of speechreading

First recorded in 1890–95; speech + read1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for speechreading

speech-reading

noun
another name for lip-reading
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