\ 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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the mischievous teacher likes to call on the sleepiest-looking students to read aloud from the textbook
Recent Examples on the Web Similar to the current La Mesa City Council meeting format, the city will accept and read comments aloud during the meeting as well as allow for in-person public comment at the Adult Enrichment Center. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Mesa fleshes out plan for Town Hall," 3 Aug. 2020 Haggard said in a statement that Manner read aloud Wednesday. Katie Galioto, Star Tribune, "Iron Range cold case cracked with genealogy databases; Chisholm man charged with murder," 30 July 2020 Graham read McCabe’s statement aloud and asked if Rosenstein had a response. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Rosenstein says McCabe was 'not fully candid' about Comey's memos," 3 June 2020 Bruce administered the treatment and paced the tent, praying aloud for the young man. Margot Armbruster, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From Jackie Kennedy to Indonesia, Milwaukee doctor finds a story worth telling," 8 July 2020 Perhaps that is why Vital Kamerhe, the president’s former chief of staff, laughed aloud as a judge condemned him to 20 years in prison on June 20th. The Economist, "Laughing all the way to jail An aide to Congo’s president gets 20 years for graft," 27 June 2020 And the cheers from the stands after their graduate’s name was read aloud. Mj Slaby, The Indianapolis Star, "'Right thing to do': Center Grove celebrates class of 2020 with in-person graduation," 11 July 2020 As details about the murders of Greg Sanchez and Cheri Domingo were read aloud, Cheri’s daughter, Debbie Domingo, stood to face DeAngelo. Anchorage Daily News, "Golden State Killer pleads guilty to murders and other crimes that terrorized California," 30 June 2020 In a statement read aloud by McConnell during Friday's news conference, Prosser's family thanked law enforcement for their dedication to their case over nearly four decades. Ganesh Setty, CNN, "DNA evidence points to 8-year-old's killer after 38 years," 28 June 2020

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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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8 Aug 2020

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“Aloud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aloud

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


\ 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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