with the normal tone and volume of the speaking voice, as distinguished from whisperingly: They could not speak aloud in the library.
vocally, as distinguished from mentally: He read the book aloud.
with a loud voice; loudly: to cry aloud in grief.

1325–75; Middle English; see a-1, loud

allowed, allude, aloud, elude. Unabridged
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aloud (əˈlaʊd)
adv, —adj
1.  in a normal voice; not in a whisper
2.  in a spoken voice; not silently
3.  archaic in a loud voice

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from a- (1) + loud (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Sync's text-to-voice technology enables the system to read aloud incoming text
  messages as they arrive.
But it has been a rare voice to speak aloud for the rights of shareholders.
Well, you can't legally monitor something that isn't registered anywhere or
  spoken aloud.
If you can speak aloud while working out, conventional wisdom says you are
  exercising at the right intensity.
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