out loud


Definition of out loud

: loudly enough to be heard : aloud

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Examples of out loud in a Sentence

registered their dissatisfaction with the meal out loud to the waiter
Recent Examples on the Web The Bengals, Dolphins and Redskins all won, for crying out loud. Chris Morris, Fortune, "How to Watch Week 14 NFL Football Games Live Online for Free—Without Cable," 8 Dec. 2019 The theory was that having the witnesses' words said out loud – their accounts of whether Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals – might engage Americans in a way their words on paper never could. Susan Page, USA TODAY, "As public impeachment hearings open, the surprise was that there was a surprise: Analysis," 13 Nov. 2019 At a July 15 hearing, Wu wondered out loud why HBO hadn't taken his earlier wink-wink. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Could the Bizarre Legal Fight Over HBO's Michael Jackson Doc Wind Up at the Supreme Court?," 30 Aug. 2019 This city was ready to name streets after Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood for crying out loud. oregonlive.com, "Canzano: Las Vegas doesn’t hate the Trail Blazers... it just likes money a lot more," 23 Aug. 2019 Getty Images Having supported all of Meghan’s work throughout their relationship, Harry now seems to have fully embraced his feminist views, and is proudly speaking them out loud. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Confirmed He's a Proud Feminist, Just in Case There Was Any Doubt," 15 Jan. 2019 This is the logic that Shari Redstone doesn’t want to say out loud. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Redef CEO Jason Hirschhorn returns to Recode Media with Peter Kafka," 23 Aug. 2018 Details are in the works for Butcher and the Brewer's annual Stout it out Loud, the brewery's Stout and oyster fest. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Hofbrauhaus keg tapping, HiHO 3rd anniversary, more - beer calendar," 30 Dec. 2019 Critics usually are reluctant to name these shows out loud for fear that they will be seen as playing favorites. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Will ‘Light in the Piazza’ be the perfect musical for the Lyric Opera?," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of out loud

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of out loud was in 1821

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20 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Out loud.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20loud. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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