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sight-read

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sight-readsight-read /ˈsaɪtriːd/ verb (past tense and past participle sight-read /-red/) [intransitive, transitive]  APMto play or sing written music when you look at it for the first time, without practising it firstsight-reader noun [countable]sight-reading noun [uncountable]
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Examples from the Corpus
sight-readJust like Thomas, I could sight-read anything she threw at me.He could sight-read anything without the slightest difficulty, and he immediately understood what was going on.
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Verb table
sight-read
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysight-read
he, she, itsight-reads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysight-read
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sight-read
he, she, ithas sight-read
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sight-read
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sight-read
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sight-read
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sight-reading
he, she, itis sight-reading
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you, we, theyare sight-reading
Past
I, he, she, itwas sight-reading
you, we, theywere sight-reading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sight-reading
he, she, ithas been sight-reading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sight-reading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sight-reading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sight-reading
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