\ 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 Characters read texts aloud in monotone while the camera frames them in doorways and peers at them through glass. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 30 June 2021 One of the men wrote a letter to Morris that Riley read aloud in court on Tuesday. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 29 June 2021 David Sedaris’ essays impel me to read aloud and laugh communally – at the beach, on a road trip, and sometimes at the dinner table. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 June 2021 Today, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, read aloud to a group of schoolchildren–and a herd of 100 life-sized elephant sculptures. Meg Donohue, Town & Country, 22 June 2021 Juneteenth celebrates the date in 1865 when the Emancipation Proclamation— which had been signed three years earlier— was finally read aloud to enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, after Civil War Union forces arrived in the Confederate stronghold. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 20 June 2021 Her husband, actor Peter Ratray, sat at her bedside and read aloud to her the dozens of tributes in her final days. Linda Deutsch, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2021 Snyder added that the video includes a photo of every student along with their name read aloud. Mj Slaby, The Indianapolis Star, 4 June 2021 That is significant because Ghosn's voice has been absent in Kelly's trial, though the defense team has had prosecutors' records of their interrogations of Ghosn read aloud in the courtroom, a rare procedure in a Japanese trial. Yuri Kageyama And Jeffrey Schaeffer, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021

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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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16 Jul 2021

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“Aloud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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