lip-read
verb (lip-read; lip-reading) Date: 1874 transitive verb to understand by lipreading intransitive verb to use lipreading • lip-reader noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lip-read — [lip′rēd΄] vt., vi. lip read [lip′red΄] lip reading to recognize (a speaker s words) by lip reading lip reader n. * * * lip read (lĭpʹrēd ) v. lip ·read, ( rĕd ) lip ·read·ing, lip ·reads v …   Universalium

  • lip-read — lip reads, lip reading VERB (The form lip read is pronounced [[t]lɪ̱priːd[/t]] when it is the present tense, and [[t]lɪ̱pred[/t]] when it is the past tense and past participle.) If someone can lip read, they are able to understand what someone… …   English dictionary

  • lip-read — [lip′rēd΄] vt., vi. lip read [lip′red΄] lip reading to recognize (a speaker s words) by lip reading lip reader n …   English World dictionary

  • lip-read — lip .rēd vb, read .red; read·ing .rēd iŋ vt to understand by lipreading vi to use lipreading …   Medical dictionary

  • lip-read — (v.) 1880, back formation from lip reading, which is attested from 1852 in writings on educating deaf mutes; from LIP (Cf. lip) (n.) + READING (Cf. reading) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lip-read — [ˈlıp ri:d] v [I and T] to understand what someone is saying by watching the way their lips move, because you cannot hear them >lip reading n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lip-read — [ lıp ,rid ] verb intransitive or transitive to look at someone s lips in order to understand what they are saying because you cannot hear them ╾ lip reading noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lip-read — ► VERB ▪ understand speech from observing a speaker s lip movements. DERIVATIVES lip reader noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lip-read — UK [ˈlɪp ˌriːd] / US [ˈlɪp ˌrɪd] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms lip read : present tense I/you/we/they lip read he/she/it lip reads present participle lip reading past tense lip read past participle lip read to look at someone s lips… …   English dictionary

  • lip-read — verb interpret by lipreading; of deaf people • Syn: ↑lipread, ↑speech read • Derivationally related forms: ↑lipreading (for: ↑lipread) • Hypernyms: ↑read …   Useful english dictionary

  • lip-read — [c]/ˈlɪp rid / (say lip reed) verb (lip read /ˈlɪp rɛd/ (say lip red), lip reading) –verb (t) 1. to understand (spoken words) by watching the movement of a speaker s lips. –verb (i) 2. to read lips …   Australian English dictionary

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