Definition of sight-reading in US English:

sight-reading

noun

  • See sight-read

    • ‘It was all sight-reading and I just couldn't do it.’
    • ‘I am subsequently to learn how Giorgio is enamoured with the silent film image; this ensures that his narrative is fairly opaque to a sight-reading.’
    • ‘Instrumental sight-reading often creates problems, and the more facile you become at instrumental sight-reading, the more acute the problem may tend to become.’
    • ‘In about six months of sight-reading for three hours a day, one could go through most of the keyboard music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.’

Pronunciation

sight-reading

/ˈsaɪt ˌridɪŋ//ˈsīt ˌrēdiNG/