sight reader
noun see sight-read

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sight-reader — ˈsight reader [sight reader sight readers] ; noun • He s an excellent sight reader. Main entry: ↑sight readderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight reader — noun : one who reads at sight something that ordinarily requires previous study; specifically : a musician who can read or perform music at first sight of the score * * * sight reader, a person who is skilled in or capable of sight reading music… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight-reader — See sight read. * * * …   Universalium

  • sight-reader — noun A person who is able to sightread …   Wiktionary

  • sight-read — sight reader, n. /suyt reed /, v.t., v.i., sight read / red/, sight reading. to read, play, or sing without previous practice, rehearsal, or study of the material to be treated: to sight read music; to sight read another language. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • sight reading — n. the act or skill of performing unfamiliar written music, or of translating something written in a foreign language, readily on sight, without previous study sight read vt., vi. sight reader n. * * * …   Universalium

  • sight-read — [ˈsaıtri:d] v past tense and past participle sight read [ red] [I and T] to play or sing written music when you look at it for the first time, without practising it first >sight reader n >sight reading n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sight reading — n. the act or skill of performing unfamiliar written music, or of translating something written in a foreign language, readily on sight, without previous study sight read vt., vi. sight reader n …   English World dictionary

  • sight-read — verb (sight read; sight reading) Etymology: back formation from sight reader Date: 1903 transitive verb to read (as a foreign language) or perform (music) without previous preparation or study intransitive verb to read at sight; especially to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sight — n. & v. n. 1 a the faculty of seeing with the eyes (lost his sight). b the act or an instance of seeing; the state of being seen. 2 a thing seen; a display, show, or spectacle (not a pretty sight; a beautiful sight). 3 a way of looking at or… …   Useful english dictionary

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