out loud


Definition of out loud

: loudly enough to be heard : aloud

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Synonyms & Antonyms for out loud


aloud, audibly, out


inaudibly, silently, soundlessly, voicelessly

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Examples of out loud in a Sentence

registered their dissatisfaction with the meal out loud to the waiter

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Hearing students read America’s Declaration of Independence out loud on TV awakened something deep in people’s souls. Helen Raleigh, National Review, "Thirty Years after Tiananmen, China Is Still Unwilling to Tell the Truth," 4 June 2019 At its foundation, protest is the simple act of telling the truth, out loud and in public. Brittany Packnett, The Cut, "Roseanne’s Cancellation Is a Lesson in Political Protesting," 30 May 2018 This is a conversation that needs to be had out loud and proud from now on. Ilana Kaplan, New York Times, "Lisa Edelstein Says Goodbye to Her ‘Girlfriends’," 8 June 2018 Storyline Online features videos of celebrities reading children's books out loud. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "5 tips parents can use to prevent summer reading loss," 23 June 2018 In one of season four’s most remarkable scenes, Jimmy reads a letter Chuck left for him, out loud, as Kim quietly breaks down in tears while Jimmy continues shoveling cereal into his mouth. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Better Call Saul season 4 finale: The hugely important final shot, explained," 9 Oct. 2018 Growing up, no one ever explicitly told me not to talk about my period out loud. Teen Vogue, "Period Taboo and Menstrual Cups in the Black Community," 15 Nov. 2018 For crying out loud, hire combat-ready former Mossad agents to assume false identities and follow people. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Journalist Ronan Farrow on Recode Decode," 4 May 2018 The film has room for moments of laughing out loud and genuine sexiness in between unraveling its mystery and introducing horror. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Suspiria and Border offer two very different tales of otherworldly creatures," 26 Oct. 2018

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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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