[ uh-loud ]
/ əˈlaʊd /


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

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at a-1, loud

Can be confused

allowed allude aloud elude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aloud


/ (əˈlaʊd) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

in a normal voice; not in a whisper
in a spoken voice; not silently
archaic in a loud voice
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