think aloud/out loud

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of think aloud/out loud

:to say one's thoughts so that other people can hear them
  • No, I wasn't talking to you. I was just thinking aloud/out loud.

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

aloud play
  1. : with the speaking voice in a way that can be clearly heard

  2. : in a loud manner : loudly

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

loud play
  1. : marked by intensity or volume of sound

  2. : producing a loud sound

  3. : clamorous, noisy


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