from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To interpret (utterances) by lip reading.
  • intransitive v. To interpret utterances by lip reading.

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  • v. Alternative spelling of lipread.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. interpret by lipreading; of deaf people


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  • I had a number of conversations with my students using a combination of fractured ASL and lip-read English.

    World Wide Mind

  • I was told by one of my reviewers that one of the most fascinating stories in the book was about how I learned how to speak and lip-read.

    Mike Ragogna: Obstacle Illusions: A Conversation with Author Stephen J. Hopson

  • If my own charming schooling experience was any indication, people would thoughtfully stand so as to make sure that the deaf and hearing-impaired girls could lip-read when they made this type of comment, or would helpfully attempt to translate it into sign despite not speaking ASL, so "perhaps they didn't hear" does not strike me as a possibility.

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  • As he can only lip-read, Billy has trouble keeping up, until he meets Sylvia, a young woman who has been brought up as the only hearing member of a deaf family, and learns sign language, opening up a whole new world.

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  • "Tribes," starting previews this week at New York's Barrow Street Theatre, is a lighthearted British drama by playwright Nina Raine about a deaf man who decides to learn sign language in his 20s—after growing up in a family that insisted he lip-read and try to speak instead, in hopes of assimilating him into hearing culture.

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  • She later learned to lip-read in several languages, though at her wedding the bushy beard of the Orthodox priest defeated her and when asked whether she consented freely to the marriage, she replied "No," which in view of Andrea's subsequent callous conduct would have been the right answer.

    The Long Route To Windsor

  • Styles's comment was lip-read, and he later "explained" to Alan Carr that he was telling Cardle that he would be able to buy some cats for his mum.

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  • You could never lip-read sense out of such wild, unbridled movements.

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  • For a few minutes before Homeroom that morning, we hung out at the faculty mailroom, hoping to lip-read another rendezvous between Theo and Espee.


  • He was shouting to be heard over the noise, but Sara had to lip-read since she still had on her headset.

    Black Magic


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