lipread [lip-reed] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), lip·read [lip-red] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/, lip·read·ing [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/.
- to understand spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker’s lips without hearing the sounds made.
verb (used without object), lip·read [lip-red] /ˈlɪpˌrɛd/, lip·read·ing [lip-ree-ding] /ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ/.
- to use lipreading.
This lip-read video clarifies what NFL football players, coaches and referees are actually talking about on the field.
The Daily Beast
January 20, 2013
She camouflaged her disability by learning to lip-read in multiple languages.
November 14, 2011
Historical Examples of lip-read
After a moment, the psychologist turned his head to the doctor and Bennington lip-read the word, “hypno.”
John Joseph McGuire
They can gain knowledge by sight, he maintained; can write, converse by signs, speak and lip-read.
Mrs. Ambrose thought he was talking about domestic servants, because she had lip-read the word “cook.”
A. P. Herbert
British Dictionary definitions for lip-read lip-read verb -reads, -reading or -read (-ˈrɛd)
- to interpret (words) by lip-reading
Word Origin and History for lip-read v.