aloud

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adverb \ ə-ˈlau̇d \

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of aloud

Middle English, from 1a- + loud



ALOUD Defined for English Language Learners

aloud

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adverb

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

aloud

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adverb \ ə-ˈlau̇d \

Definition of aloud for Students

:in a voice that can be clearly heard
  • read aloud


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