Read Time Estimator

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What is Read Time?

Read time is the time taken for an average person to silently read a piece of text while maintaining reading comprehension. Based on the meta-analysis of 100's of studies involving over 18000 participants, the average silent reading rate for an adult individual has been estimated to be approximately 238 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019). The read time of a piece of text can then be deduced by dividing the total word count by this value of 238. Simple Math really!

How long does it take to read 1000 words?

Assuming the average reading speed of an adult individual is 238 words per minute, it takes approximately 4 minutes and 12 seconds to read 1000 words.

What is Speech Time?

Speech Time is the time taken for an average person to read aloud a piece of text. Based on the meta-analysis of nearly 80 studies involving 6000 participants, the average oral reading rate for an adult individual is considered to be 183 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019). The speech time of a piece of text can then be deduced by dividing the total word count by this value of 183. Again simple Math :)

How long does it take to speak 1000 words?

Assuming the average oral reading rate of an adult individual is 183 words per minute, it takes approximately 5 minutes and 28 seconds to orate 1000 words.

What other metrics does TheReadTime.com provide?

In addition to read time and speech time, TheReadTime.com provides the word count for texts of all lengths.

Who is it for?

TheReadTime.com is an ideal tool for script writers, content writers, educators, students and just about anyone who wants to instantly measure reading and speaking times for texts of all lengths.

Is my text/data safe with TheReadTime.com?

TheReadTime.com does not store or process any text/data on it's servers while the computations are done purely on the client's browser.