out loud


: loudly enough to be heard : aloud

Examples of out loud in a Sentence

registered their dissatisfaction with the meal out loud to the waiter
Recent Examples on the Web Jabbari was in attendance with members of her family and read a victim impact statement out loud to the court, saying that in addition to the alleged physical abuse at the center of the case, the abuse continued after the trial and would likely continue with others. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2024 Repeat your skills and interests that match the job, ideally out loud in front of a mirror. Harriette Cole, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 Typically, saying the quiet part out loud means accidentally revealing a secret motive. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 5 Apr. 2024 But whether or not blood is the ultimate catalyst here also remains unclear; the cultists soon begin heaving and breathing out loud as if to summon something from the deep. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 20 Mar. 2024 Perry repeatedly encouraged Athena to raise her voice and sing it out loud as the singer hit a series of high notes during her second go and Perry jumped to her feet, sweeping Angelina up in a giant spinning hug. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 18 Mar. 2024 After Dubrovka, critics wondered out loud how on earth a van load of armed gunmen in fatigues could have simply driven up to a major theatre in Moscow and walked in? Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 In the United States, even Israel’s closest friends have begun to say out loud that Benjamin Netanyahu stands as an obstacle to peace. William Booth, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 My 16-year-old wasn't saying it out loud, but her side-eye communicated her displeasure clearly. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of out loud was in 1821

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“Out loud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20loud. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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out loud

: loudly enough to be heard : aloud

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