The act of reading lips.

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  • lipreading — noun Date: 1874 the interpreting of speech by watching the speaker s lip and facial movements without hearing the voice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lipreading — /lip ree ding/, n. the reading or understanding, as by a deaf person, of spoken words from the movements of another s lips without hearing the sounds made. Cf. speechreading. [1870 75; LIPREAD + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lipreading — lip·read·ing .rēd iŋ n the interpreting of spoken words by watching the speaker s lip and facial movements without hearing the voice …   Medical dictionary

  • lipreading — n. act of understanding speech by watching lip movement (used especially by people who are deaf or hard of hearing) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lipreading — lip•read•ing [[t]ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ[/t]] n. ling. a method, as by a deaf person, of understanding spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker s lips without hearing the sounds made • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • lipreading — noun perceiving what a person is saying by observing the movements of the lips • Derivationally related forms: ↑lipread • Hypernyms: ↑sensing, ↑perception * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the catching of the words or meaning of a speaker by watching… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ear disease — ▪ human Introduction       any of the diseases or disorders that affect the human ear and hearing.       Impaired hearing (deafness) is, with rare exception, the result of disease or abnormality of the outer, middle, or inner ear. Serious… …   Universalium

  • lipread — verb interpret by lipreading; of deaf people • Syn: ↑lip read, ↑speech read • Derivationally related forms: ↑lipreading • Hypernyms: ↑read • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • lip-read — verb (lip read; lip reading) Date: 1874 transitive verb to understand by lipreading intransitive verb to use lipreading • lip reader noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cochlear implant — A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The cochlear implant is often referred to as a bionic ear. As of December 2010,… …   Wikipedia

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