Definition of look-and-say in English:


Pronunciation /lo͝ok and/ /lʊk ænd/ /(ə)n(d) sā/ /(ə)n(d) seɪ/

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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

    as modifier ‘the “look-and-say” reading method’
    • ‘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’).’