- 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 loudAnt:silently2) PHRASE: V inflects If you think aloud, you express your thoughts as they occur to you, rather than thinking first and then speaking.
He really must be careful about thinking aloud. Who knew what he might say?Syn:out loud
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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
Aloud — Infobox musical artist Name = Aloud Img capt = L to R: Henry Beguiristain, Jen de la Osa, Roy Fontaine, Ross Lohr Img size = 220 Landscape = yes Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = Instrument = Genre = Rock,… … Wikipedia
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… … Dictionary of contemporary English
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