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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For crying out loud, the guy is the EPA administrator -- not the CIA or the FBI. Ari Natter, Bloomberg.com, "EPA’s $43,000 Secure Phone Booth Came With Sound-Trapping Vents," 17 Apr. 2018 The Skyline Comedy Club attracts some of the top comedians in the business, so laughing out loud is pretty much guaranteed. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Solo trips to recharge in Wisconsin," 10 June 2018 Sharp-witted, laugh out loud funny, Sedaris-esque — my words fail me, but my feelings are very strong. Nina Maclaughlin, BostonGlobe.com, "Book design by icon king Chermayeff; New England Society book awards;," 25 May 2018 All of these items have a thoughtful sentiment or a laugh out loud saying on them. Allison Carey, cleveland.com, "Six Cleveland Flea vendors who create new, handmade home decor (photos)," 7 May 2018 Trump has taken to not even saying Sessions’ name out loud while in the White House, according to two officials, a practice several of his senior aides have adopted. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "Report: Trump and Sessions Can’t Bring Themselves to Utter the Other’s Name," 6 June 2018 Alexa then asked out loud, '[contact name], right?' Alexa then interpreted background conversation as 'right'. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Amazon Alexa Secretly Recorded This Woman's Conversation and Sent it To Her Friend," 25 May 2018 At which point, Alexa said out loud 'To whom?' At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customers contact list. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Amazon Alexa Secretly Recorded This Woman's Conversation and Sent it To Her Friend," 25 May 2018 Lex read her words out loud during the next Student Council meeting, then asked those in the room if anyone knew what autism was. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Young Girl Defends Her Autistic Brother In Heartwarming Letter," 7 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of out loud

1821, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2018

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The first known use of out loud was in 1821

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What made you want to look up out loud? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to reject or criticize sharply

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