read lips

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Definition of read lips

: 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.

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“Read lips.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/read%20lips. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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