From sight + read.
- (infinitive and present tense): IPA(key): /ˈseɪt ˌɹiːd/
- (past tense): IPA(key): /ˈseɪt ˌɹɛd/
sight read (third-person singular simple present sight reads, present participle sight reading, simple past and past participle sight read)
- (music) To perform a musical piece while reading it for the first time, without rehearsal.
I can sight read really simple music, but hard pieces need a lot of practice so I don't have to stop and figure out what I'm doing.