lip reader

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lip reading

A technique for understanding unheard speech by interpreting the lip and facial movements of the speaker.

lip reader n.
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Noun1.lip reader - someone who can understand spoken words by watching the movements of a speaker's lips
deaf person - a person with a severe auditory impairment
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Lip reader Larry Wenig tells 'Inside Edition' that Boehner asked President Obama - a longtime smoker who claims to have kicked the habit - if he'd had a chance to have a cigarette before the luncheon.
Labour yesterday pressed No10 to release CCTV footage of Mr Mitchell's rant so it can be transcribed by a lip reader to prove who's telling the truth.
Then he put his hand up to his ear as if he couldn't hear us, and was mouthing something at us, but I'm not a lip reader so I don't know what he was saying," she said.
There appeared to be a brief exchange of words between Dettori and Hills at the time, although a lip reader would be required to decipher what was said.
Kelleher was profoundly deaf and, over the years, became an exceptional lip reader, allowing her to cope within the hearing world.
Angie Cunningham, defending, said the video footage was examined by a professional lip reader who said the youth, who was 13 at the time, could be seen pointing and shouting: "Come on gay boy, that's my gay boy".
A lawsuit in the amount of CDN$25 million against the Attorney General, the Hamilton Police, and Jessica Rees (a lip reader from England) will be announced and discussed.
A lip reader hired exclusively by the Daily News confirms Materazzi sneered and said: ``Your mother wears Algerian army boots.
I've banged on about this at least once a season, so I won't go into it again, but if the accusation is found to be correct by UEFA (and watching the replay shows that you don't have to be a lip reader to see exactly what was said) they will have to deal with the Belgians very harshly if they don't want the press on their backs.
And to top it off by calling the great man a '***' as his closing statement, according to one lip reader, was a display of balls if ever there was one - especially coming from a Scot.