lip reading

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reading

 [rēd´ing]
understanding of written or printed symbols representing words.
lip reading (speech reading) understanding of speech through observation of the speaker's lip movements.

speech reading

use by people with hearing impairment of nonauditory clues as to what is being said through observing the speaker's facial expressions, lip and jaw movements, and other gestures.
Synonym(s): lip reading

lip reading

speech read·ing

(spēch rēd'ing)
Use, by people with hearing impairments, of nonauditory clues as to what is being said, acquired by observing the speaker's facial expressions, lip and jaw movements, and other gestures.
Synonym(s): lip reading.

speech read·ing

(spēch rēd'ing)
Use, by people with hearing impairments, of nonauditory clues as to what is being said, acquired by observing the speaker's facial expressions and gestures.
Synonym(s): lip reading.
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