lipreading

noun lip·read·ing \ ˈlip-ˌrē-diŋ \

Definition of lipreading

: the interpreting of speech by watching the speaker's lip and facial movements without hearing the voice

First Known Use of lipreading

1874


Medical Dictionary

lipreading

noun lip·read·ing \ -ˌrēd-iŋ \

medical Definition of lipreading

: the interpreting of spoken words by watching the speaker's lip and facial movements without hearing the voice

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