visible speech


Definition of visible speech

1 : a set of phonetic symbols based on symbols for articulatory position
2 : speech reproduced spectrographically

Examples of visible speech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, babies cannot access visible speech cues if others are wearing masks. David J. Lewkowicz, Scientific American, 11 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of visible speech

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Visible speech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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