lipreading lipreading


  • (n) perceiving what a person is saying by observing the movements of the lips


  1. He learned to lip-read teachers and fellow students, and still relies on lipreading in English and Russian rather than the sign language used by most deaf people.
  2. They favor lipreading, say the use of sign language leads children to invent undesirable word pictures, hinders their learning the English language.
  3. He appears to be lipreading his English, although the script seems to find the language just about as alien as Mastroianni does.
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