noun. perceiving what a person is saying by observing the movements of the lips.
1. Noun, singular or mass Since that time, lipreading has been taught in most schools for deaf and hearing-impaired people. 2. Verb, gerund or present participle Nitchie stated that in 1648 Bulwer described lipreading as "that subtle art which may enable one with an observant eye to hear what any man speaks by the moving of his lips."