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if you read, laugh, say something etc aloud, you read etc so that people can hear you [= out loud]
read/say something aloud
Joanne, would you read the poem aloud?
laugh/groan/cry etc aloud
The pain made him cry aloud.
She could have laughed aloud.
think aloud (=say the things you are thinking)
'What did you say?' ' Sorry, I was just thinking aloud.'
! Do not use aloud to mean 'in a loud voice'. Use loudly You need to speak quite loudly for the people at the back.

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