lipreading

noun
lip·​read·​ing | \ ˈlip-ˌrē-diŋ How to pronounce lipreading (audio) \

Definition of lipreading

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

Examples of lipreading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, this is based on a lipreading, so take it with a grain of salt. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of lipreading

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lipreading was in 1874

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“Lipreading.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipreading. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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lipreading

noun
lip·​read·​ing | \ -ˌrēd-iŋ How to pronounce lipreading (audio) \

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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