lipreading :

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  • n  perceiving what a person is saying by observing the movements of the lips
  • v  interpret by lipreading; of deaf people

  • 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.
  • Says he: "For every 100 words that are recognized by the method of lipreading alone, 120 are recognized in what I call lip-touch-reading or in the condition of dual stimulation.
  • They favor lipreading, say the use of sign language leads children to invent undesirable word pictures, hinders their learning the English language.

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