aloud

adverb
\ ə-ˈlau̇d How to pronounce aloud (audio) \

Definition of aloud

1 : with the speaking voice in a way that can be clearly heard She read the story aloud.
2 archaic : in a loud manner : loudly

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Synonyms & Antonyms for aloud

Synonyms

audibly, out, out loud

Antonyms

inaudibly, silently, soundlessly, voicelessly

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Examples of aloud in a Sentence

the mischievous teacher likes to call on the sleepiest-looking students to read aloud from the textbook

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At schools using these new curricula, all students grapple with the same texts, some of which are read aloud by teachers. Natalie Wexler, The Atlantic, "Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong," 9 July 2019 Also on this day: 1776: The Declaration of Independence is read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York. Fox News, "This Day in History: July 9," 9 July 2019 In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington’s troops in New York. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 9 July 2019 On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York. oregonlive.com, "Fatal hit-and-run, consequences for Oregon senator’s threats: Morning Briefing for Tuesday, July 9," 9 July 2019 At Old Town’s 19th century-style July 4th party, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud by costumed volunteers and a handful of schoolchildren. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Spirit of (18)76: Old Town celebrates July 4 with a 19th century vibe," 5 July 2019 Arizona Yarnell: Nineteen bells rang and 19 names were spoken aloud amid somber silence Sunday afternoon in this town at the edge of a wildfire that killed 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters six years ago. USA TODAY, "Women in baseball, Lynyrd Skynyrd, circus fire: News from around our 50 states," 1 July 2019 Nineteen bells rang and 19 names were spoken aloud amid somber silence Sunday afternoon in Yarnell, the town at the edge of a wildfire that killed 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters six years ago. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Six years later, Yarnell and Prescott remember 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots," 30 June 2019 The names of 107 Colored Troops veterans were read aloud during a ceremony that announced their inclusion to the Roll of Honor at the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on Public Square on Wednesday. Lisa Dejong, cleveland.com, "Civil War Colored Troops veterans are added to Roll of Honor at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of aloud

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for aloud

Middle English, from a- entry 1 + loud

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The first known use of aloud was in the 13th century

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aloud

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of aloud

: in a way that can be clearly heard : in a voice that can be heard

aloud

adverb
\ ə-ˈlau̇d How to pronounce aloud (audio) \

Kids Definition of aloud

: in a voice that can be clearly heard read aloud

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