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aloud

[uh-loud] /əˈlaʊd/
adverb
1.
with the normal tone and volume of the speaking voice, as distinguished from whisperingly:
They could not speak aloud in the library.
2.
vocally, as distinguished from mentally:
He read the book aloud.
3.
with a loud voice; loudly:
to cry aloud in grief.
Origin of aloud
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see a-1, loud
Can be confused
allowed, allude, aloud, elude.
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aloud

/əˈlaʊd/
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
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 and History for aloud
adv.

late 14c., from a- (1) + loud.

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