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
Examples of aloud in a sentence
the mischievous teacher likes to call on the sleepiest-looking students to read aloud from the textbook
Origin and Etymology of aloud
Middle English, from 1a- + loud
First Known Use: 13th century
ALOUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aloud for English Language Learners
: in a way that can be clearly heard : in a voice that can be heard
ALOUD Defined for Kids
Definition of aloud for Students
: in a voice that can be clearly heard read aloud
Seen and Heard
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