sight–read

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verb \-ˌrēd\

Definition of sight–read

sight–read

\-ˌred\

sight–reading

\-ˌrē-diŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to read (as a foreign language) or perform (music) without previous preparation or study

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to read at sight; especially :  to perform music at sight

sight reader

noun

Origin and Etymology of sight–read

back-formation from sight reader


First Known Use: 1903


SIGHT–READ Defined for English Language Learners

sight–read

play
verb \-ˌrēd\

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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