- 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.