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sight-read

(sīt′rēd′)
v. sight-read (-rĕd′), sight-read·ing, sight-reads
v.tr.
To read or perform (music, for example) without preparation or prior acquaintance.
v.intr.
To read or perform something on sight without preparation or prior acquaintance.

sight′-read′er n.

sight-read

(ˈsaɪtˌriːd)
vb, -reads, -reading or -read (-ˌrɛd)
(Music, other) to sing or play (music in a printed or written form) without previous preparation
ˈsight-ˌreader n
ˈsight-ˌreading n

sight′-read`

(rid)

v.t., v.i. -read (red), -read•ing.
to read, play, or sing without previous practice, rehearsal, or study of the material to be treated: to sight-read music.
[1900–05]
sight′-read`er, n.

sight-read


Past participle: sight-read
Gerund: sight-reading

Imperative
sight-read
sight-read
Present
I sight-read
you sight-read
he/she/it sight-reads
we sight-read
you sight-read
they sight-read
Preterite
I sight-read
you sight-read
he/she/it sight-read
we sight-read
you sight-read
they sight-read
Present Continuous
I am sight-reading
you are sight-reading
he/she/it is sight-reading
we are sight-reading
you are sight-reading
they are sight-reading
Present Perfect
I have sight-read
you have sight-read
he/she/it has sight-read
we have sight-read
you have sight-read
they have sight-read
Past Continuous
I was sight-reading
you were sight-reading
he/she/it was sight-reading
we were sight-reading
you were sight-reading
they were sight-reading
Past Perfect
I had sight-read
you had sight-read
he/she/it had sight-read
we had sight-read
you had sight-read
they had sight-read
Future
I will sight-read
you will sight-read
he/she/it will sight-read
we will sight-read
you will sight-read
they will sight-read
Future Perfect
I will have sight-read
you will have sight-read
he/she/it will have sight-read
we will have sight-read
you will have sight-read
they will have sight-read
Future Continuous
I will be sight-reading
you will be sight-reading
he/she/it will be sight-reading
we will be sight-reading
you will be sight-reading
they will be sight-reading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sight-reading
you have been sight-reading
he/she/it has been sight-reading
we have been sight-reading
you have been sight-reading
they have been sight-reading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sight-reading
you will have been sight-reading
he/she/it will have been sight-reading
we will have been sight-reading
you will have been sight-reading
they will have been sight-reading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sight-reading
you had been sight-reading
he/she/it had been sight-reading
we had been sight-reading
you had been sight-reading
they had been sight-reading
Conditional
I would sight-read
you would sight-read
he/she/it would sight-read
we would sight-read
you would sight-read
they would sight-read
Past Conditional
I would have sight-read
you would have sight-read
he/she/it would have sight-read
we would have sight-read
you would have sight-read
they would have sight-read
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sight-read - perform music from a score without having seen the score before; "He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
sightsing, sight-sing - sing from a score without having seen it before; "This tenor can sightsing even the most difficult pieces"
Translations

sight-read

[ˈsaɪtriːd] (sight-read (pt, pp)) (Mus)
A. VTrepentizar
B. VIrepentizar

sight-read

[ˈsaɪtˌriːd] vt & vi (Mus) → suonare (or cantare) a prima vista
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