sight-read

verb \ ˈsīt-ˌrēd \

Definition of sight-read

sight-read play \ˈsīt-ˌred\; sight-reading play \ˈsīt-ˌrē-diŋ\
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

sight reader

noun

Origin and Etymology of sight-read

back-formation from sight reader


SIGHT-READ Defined for English Language Learners

sight-read

verb

Definition of sight-read for English Language Learners

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


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