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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that can understand the words and meanings of a speaker by watching the mouth rather than hearing.

Usage examples (7)
  • She was a better lipreader than most of the girls.
  • The lipreader could barely follow it, evidently baffled by his mumbling into his beard.
  • He had pulled off the headset and was mouthing some words that even an amateur lipreader could have figured out.
  • Evidently having nothing to do all day except push her book and twitter away has given Ms. Palin some false smug sense of superiority. lipreader for more
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