\ 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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Examples of aloud in a Sentence

the mischievous teacher likes to call on the sleepiest-looking students to read aloud from the textbook
Recent Examples on the Web Kirill sent a message to the congress read aloud by Anthony. Nicole Winfield,, 14 Sep. 2022 Inside the courtroom, a supporter quietly read aloud from the Bible, while another recited the rosary. Safia Samee Ali, NBC News, 12 Sep. 2022 These students are more likely to be growing up in homes full of books, Shanahan said, among adults with the time and ability to read aloud to them. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 1 Sep. 2022 Among the passages and speeches that renowned writers shared before a crowd at the New York Public Library on Friday was an excerpt from Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, read aloud by writer Hari Kunzru. Ella Feldman, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Aug. 2022 Amira recommends stories, listens to kids read aloud, assesses progress and offers helpful interventions. Adam Stone, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2022 During a morning class, a couple dozen young boys sat on the floor and read aloud from textbooks in Arabic. Susannah George, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2022 But Dorow, in wondering aloud whether Brooks plans to continue with his insanity defense, hinted that the reports did not support his plea. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 26 Aug. 2022 Testorf reportedly maintained her postures for hours at a time, stopping only to worry aloud that Wyeth hadn’t given himself breaks to eat or stretch. Hillary Kelly, The New Yorker, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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26 Sep 2022

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\ 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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