Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
lip-read

lip·read

lip-read

pronunciation:
lIp rid
part of speech: verb
inflections: lip-read, lip-reading, lip-reads
definition: to understand by looking at a speaker's lips instead of by hearing the words.
My cousin is deaf, but he lip-reads the news on television.
derivation: lip-reader (n.)