Definition of look-and-say in English:

look-and-say

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
    • ‘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’).’