aloud


aloud
a|loud [əˈlaud] adv
if you read, laugh, say something etc aloud, you read etc so that people can hear you
= out loud
read/say sth aloud
Joanne, would you read the poem aloud?
laugh/groan/cry etc aloud
The pain made him cry aloud.
She could have laughed aloud.
think aloud
(=say the things you are thinking)
'What did you say?' ' Sorry, I was just thinking aloud.'
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HINT sense 1
Do not use aloud to mean 'in a loud voice'. Use loudly You need to speak quite loudly for the people at the back.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • aloud — [ə loud′] adv. 1. loudly [to cry aloud] 2. in an audible voice; not silently [read the letter aloud] …   English World dictionary

  • Aloud — A*loud , adv. [Pref. a + loud.] With a loud voice, or great noise; loudly; audibly. [1913 Webster] Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice. Isa. lviii. 1. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aloud — (adv.) late 14c., from A (Cf. a ) (1) + LOUD (Cf. loud) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aloud — [adv] in a spoken voice, usually not softly audibly, clearly, distinctly, intelligibly, loudly, lustily, noisily, out loud, plainly, vociferously; concept 594 Ant. inaudibly, silently …   New thesaurus

  • aloud — ► ADVERB ▪ not silently; audibly …   English terms dictionary

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  • aloud — [[t]əla͟ʊd[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV after v When you say something, read, or laugh aloud, you speak or laugh so that other people can hear you. When we were children, our father read aloud to us... The bastard, she said aloud. Syn: out loud Ant: silently …   English dictionary

  • aloud — /euh lowd /, adv. 1. with the normal tone and volume of the speaking voice, as distinguished from whisperingly: They could not speak aloud in the library. 2. vocally, as distinguished from mentally: He read the book aloud. 3. with a loud voice;… …   Universalium

  • aloud — adverb 1 if you say something aloud you say it in your normal voice: Joanne, would you read the poem aloud for us? 2 in a loud voice: The pain made him cry aloud …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • aloud — a•loud [[t]əˈlaʊd[/t]] adv. 1) in the normal tone and volume of the speaking voice 2) vocally, as distinguished from mentally: to read a book aloud[/ex] 3) in a loud voice; loudly: to cry aloud[/ex] • Etymology: 1325–75 …   From formal English to slang


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