Definition of aloud in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlaʊd/


1Audibly; not silently or in a whisper: he read the letter aloud
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  • Proud of himself and unable to contain his joy, he began to read the letter aloud.
  • It's an error in judgment so colossal that it can't even be whispered aloud.
  • A mantra is the name of a sacred deity or a sacred phrase that you repeat silently or aloud.
audibly, out loud, for all to hear, clearly, distinctly, plainly, intelligibly
2 archaic Loudly: he wept aloud
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  • He was humming the song aloud and loudly, louder in fact than any man would have hummed it had he expected to bump into another human being.
  • She wept aloud, the room filled with her cries of pain.
  • Miranda was weeping aloud with the infant in her arms, as was Alannis standing beside her young lord.


Middle English: from a-2 (expressing manner) + loud.

Words that rhyme with aloud

becloud, cloud, crowd, enshroud, loud, Macleod, proud, shroud, Stroud, unavowed, unbowed, unendowed, unploughed (US unplowed)

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