sight-read

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

Definition of sight-read

transitive verb

: to read (something, such as a foreign language) or perform (music) without previous preparation or study

intransitive verb

: to read at sight especially : to perform music at sight

Other Words from sight-read

sight reader noun

First Known Use of sight-read

1903, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for sight-read

back-formation from sight reader

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The first known use of sight-read was in 1903

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“Sight-read.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sight-read. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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sight-read

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English Language Learners Definition of sight-read

: to perform (written music) while reading it for the first time without practicing it

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