lip-read

verb
\ ˈlip-ˌrēd How to pronounce lip-read (audio) \
lip-read\ ˈlip-​ˌred How to pronounce lip-read (audio) \; lip-reading\ ˈlip-​ˌrē-​diŋ How to pronounce lip-reading (audio) \

Definition of lip-read

transitive verb

: to understand by lipreading

intransitive verb

: to use lipreading

Other Words from lip-read

lip-reader \ ˈlip-​ˌrē-​dər How to pronounce lip-reader (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of lip-read

1874, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of lip-read was in 1874

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“Lip-read.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lip-read. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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lip-read

verb
How to pronounce lip-read (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lip-read

: to understand what people are saying by watching the movement of their lips

lip-read

verb
\ ˈlip-ˌrēd How to pronounce lip-read (audio) \
lip-read\ -​ˌred How to pronounce lip-read (audio) \; lip-reading\ -​ˌrēd-​iŋ How to pronounce lip-reading (audio) \

Medical Definition of lip-read

transitive verb

: to understand by lipreading

intransitive verb

: to use lipreading

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