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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Goodman said that he hired a lip reader to watch the royal and admitted to hacking phones to a get royal scoop.
Rodriguez has appointed a lip reader and leading QC as he steps up his fight against the charge.
Last night professional lip reader Tim Reedy revealed: "Firmino confronts Holgate, shouting some words at him, to which Holgate does not react.
But, while the six clips of the incident we used showed that the Brazilian had uttered a curse in his native Portuguese, according to the lip reader, no evidence of racial abuse was found.
A lip reader AaAaAeAe-employed by the AaAaAeAe-Sunday Mirror has studied video foo of the game and says that AaAaAeAe-21-year-old AaAaAeAe-Holgate twice claimed Fir had used the "N-word".
Thompson is also a skilled lip reader, which allows her to communicate with her coach between rounds.
I was always embarrassed about my hearing impairment and refused to wear my hearing aid as a teenager, although I'm a strong lip reader.
Why not get a lip reader to help transcribe a silent CCTV clip?
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.
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.