visible speech


: a set of phonetic symbols based on symbols for articulatory position
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of visible speech was in 1865

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“Visible speech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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