- with the normal tone and volume of the speaking voice, as distinguished from whisperingly: They could not speak aloud in the library.
- vocally, as distinguished from mentally: He read the book aloud.
- with a loud voice; loudly: to cry aloud in grief.
Origin of aloud
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Examples from the Web for aloud
Even China,” she says with amazement, “We were not expecting China to say that aloud.Why America Must Stop Comparing Ukraine To World War II
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That line so outraged the dad at E-Z Car Rental that he repeated it aloud on Wednesday afternoon.In New Jersey, There’s No Exit for Chris Christie’s Bridge Trolls
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Did you know Jane Austen loved Pride and Prejudice as her ‘own darling child’ and read it aloud at home?Jane Austen’s Pride and Joy: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Turns 200
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Instead, he picked up the Bible on the nightstand and began “reading passages from Scripture aloud to them.”11 Juiciest Bits From ‘Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson’
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Sometimes they find themselves in agreement with conservative arguments and say so aloud.Stop Bashing Kagan
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He did me the honor to repeat it aloud; but the Minister's answer was not heard.
You are all in a flush, now, and have lain down this sheet and said aloud: 'What an idea!Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Then aloud he repeated the question, touching the bookmaker on the elbow.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Then she went in, but she said aloud to herself, "They're all for you—" and she whispered his name.Meadow Grass
"It is certain that no one can have touched the bank-note in this office, sir," he said aloud.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
- in a normal voice; not in a whisper
- in a spoken voice; not silently
- archaic in a loud voice
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Word Origin and History for aloud
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