English version

aloud

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalouda‧loud /əˈlaʊd/ ●●● S3 W2 adverb 🔊 🔊 SAY/STATEif you read, laugh, say something etc aloud, you read etc so that people can hear you syn out loudread/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.
Examples from the Corpus
aloudHe read the few lines through, then closed his eyes for a moment before reading aloud.He seems at first laconic and enervated, loathe to put a sentence together aloud.Some reading requires quiet and calm; some reading cries out to be shared, perhaps to be read aloud.Justin sat in a chair at the front of the class and read aloud from Bears on Hemlock Mountain.He cried aloud in pain.Maryellen reads aloud the sign on the wall.She changed her mind about reading aloud to Irene, who was looking at her, she felt, skeptically.The teacher read aloud to the class.He had to stop himself from shouting aloud with pleasure.think aloudAt one juncture he found himself thinking aloud.This often took place in the pub and involved thinking aloud.Through this method you stimulate the person to look at things afresh and to think aloud.She began to think aloud as she always did when I was with her.Am I not to think aloud in your presence?He did not attempt to formulate his ideas in finished form; he thought aloud so one could hear the brain tick.What we have lived for is the dark when we think aloud to ourselves.
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