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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Perform music from a score without having seen the score before.

Usage examples (13)
  • He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread
  • Everyone sightread perfectly, and we strayed away from the polyphony top-40 (Palestrina, Lassus).
  • (One book, 1983) I was a classics major. (still can't sightread) I acquired fluent Portuguese in Brazil as a boy.
  • I could sightread, score parts in my head if I didn't have an instrument handy, and sight-transpose music I'd never seen before. for more
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