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look-and-say

Syllabification: look-and-say

Definition of look-and-say in English:

noun

[as modifier]
Denoting a method of teaching reading based on the visual recognition of words rather than by the association of sounds and letters. Compare with phonic.
Example sentences
  • The phonic method has reappeared for teaching reading and spelling in the early primary school, after some thirty years of official neglect in favour of word recognition (‘look-and-say’).

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