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- n. A person who is able to sightread
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who reads at sight (something usually requiring previous study); specifically, a musician who can accurately sing or play musical notes on first seeing them, without previous study or practice.
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Here is Golding, shuffling around in his old naval clothes, indulging in amateur dramatics, drinking heavily, forever tempted by glamorous 20-year-olds on American college campuses, and furiously practising the piano, "an inexorable sight-reader".
'Well, as to that, he doesn't what you may call PLAY, but he's the best sight-reader in this district, bar me.
Lemoyne (who was a perfectly good sight-reader) begged that he might not be condemned to spoil another's performance.
_Can teach or play violin in musical family; _ sight-reader in classical works.
In later life his fluency as sight-reader and score-reader was much vaunted, and among his recordings is a fine account of his own
Whiteman demanded a high level of musicianship, and while Beiderbecke sometimes struggled to keep up with the complicated arrangements (he was a mediocre sight-reader), it was in his shined, literally stopping audiences from dancing as they listened to him play.
She was an exceptionally gifted sight-reader of orchestral scores, impressing Pierre Boulez's famously discriminating ear.
By the end of the second year, I’d become a competent sight-reader of printed music; but once I’d cracked the code, I seldom practiced more than an hour between lessons.
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