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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Laugh out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now . . Carole Goldberg, courant.com, "Jennifer Egan, Claire Messud, Wendy Hinman To Give Book Talks," 11 June 2018 Sometime in the mid-1980s, volunteers started gathering there on Memorial Day weekends and reading the names out loud for 48 straight hours. John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Remembering war's fallen, one name at a time," 28 May 2018 What so many people, black, white and Hispanic, whisper to me privately but never dare say out loud publicly. Jane Coaston, Vox, "How white supremacist candidates fared in 2018," 7 Nov. 2018 Even when parents don’t say so out loud, children know when failure to get an A results in parental disapproval. New York Times, "Preventing Suicide Among College Students," 2 July 2018 Nobody said this out loud, but there was a collective understanding about how time takes its toll on all of us. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Bud Lathrop, a bronze bust, and one last best chance to say "I love you." | The Kansas City Star," 21 Apr. 2018 But the people who build Twitter are biased, Dorsey admitted in an interview last month, saying out loud what everyone already knew: Twitter, like most tech companies in Silicon Valley, has a lot more left-leaning employees than right-leaners. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Twitter is so liberal that its conservative employees ‘don’t feel safe to express their opinions,’ says CEO Jack Dorsey," 14 Sep. 2018 Sheila drops off a pillow and blanket, Justine brings snacks, Melanie reads a quiz from a magazine out loud, Rhonda sings her a song. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 To draw attention to the major problem of cyberbullying, the Canadian Safe School Network created a vid that shows kids reading mean tweets about their race, appearance, and sexuality out loud. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Teens Reading Mean Tweets About Themselves Is A Heartbreaking Reminder That Cyberbullying Isn't A Joke," 13 Mar. 2015

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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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