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[speech-ree-ding] /ˈspitʃˌri dɪŋ/
the act or process of determining the intended meaning of a speaker by utilizing all visual clues accompanying speech attempts, as lip movements, facial expressions, and bodily gestures, used especially by people with impaired hearing.
verb (used with or without object), speechread
[speech-red] /ˈspitʃˌrɛd/ (Show IPA), speechreading [speech-ree-ding] /ˈspitʃˌri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
to comprehend by speechreading.
another name for lip-reading


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