sight read

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sight + read.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (infinitive and present tense): IPA(key): /ˈseɪt ˌɹiːd/
  • (past tense): IPA(key): /ˈseɪt ˌɹɛd/

Verb[edit]

sight read (third-person singular simple present sight reads, present participle sight reading, simple past and past participle sight read)

  1. (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.