read lips

Definition of read lips

  1. :  to understand what people are saying by watching the movement of their lips deaf people who know how to read lips I couldn't hear him, but I read his lips.

Word by Word Definitions

readplay
  1. :  to receive or take in the sense of (letters, symbols, etc.) especially by sight or touch

    :  to study the movements of with mental formulation of the communication expressed

    :  to utter aloud the printed or written words of

  1. :  instructed by or informed through reading

  1. :  a period of reading

    :  something (such as a book) that is read

    :  the action or an instance of reading

lipplay lips
  1. :  either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations

    :  the red or pinkish margin of the human lip

    :  back talk

  1. :  insincere

    :  produced with the participation of the lips :  labial

  1. :  to touch with the lips

    :  kiss

    :  utter


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