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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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Translations

sight-read

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

[ˈsaɪtˌriːd] vt & vi (Mus) → suonare (or cantare) a prima vista
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References in periodicals archive ?
My most advanced college student and I were able to sight-read the suite with relative ease.
During the exam, Sebastian sight-read an entire piece after seeing it for only a few minutes, scoring 13 out of 15.
(8) But a few explicit references to playing "a vista" or "prima vista" can be found, especially in the contexts praising individuals who sight-read particularly well.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Sarah-Jane Norman is joined by five other "post-virtuosic" pianists working in shifts to sight-read their way through this mammoth score in a gruelling 12- hour musical experiment.
Here's a harsh piano lesson: Years of tickling the ivories go only so far for those who want to sight-read sheet music fluently, a new study suggests.
"The only composer we didn't want to sight-read the work for was John," she says.
"They also worry about their ability to sight-read music, but the vast majority in groups or choirs cannot read music but still produce an excellent sound."
Handel first rehearsed Messiah while staying in Chester, and asked cathedral organist Edmund Baker for singers who could sight-read But the reputed best of the singers, a printer named Janson, failed so sensationally that Handel bawled at him: ``Did you not tell me that you could sing at sight?''
It is a process that may be clumsy or absurd, poetic or revelatory, but is most often awkward and incomplete, as we sight-read every step of the way.
Curry, can sight-read everything from a 12th-century composition by Hildegard of Bingen to the hand-clapping gospel bluegrass of O Brother Where Art Thou?