Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (education) A word that a learner recognizes, or is expected to recognize, on sight.
- Our program will teach your child 200 sight words.
2000, Nancy C. Lewkowicz, “On the Question of Teaching Decoding Skills to Older Students”, in Struggling Adolescent Readers, ISBN 087207272X, page 191:
- Aside from the handful of words directly taught by teachers, every sight word was once not a sight word; at least once its identity had to be figured out through some combination of decoding and context skills.