from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Loud enough to be audible; aloud: read the poem out loud.

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  • adv. Using the voice; not silently; aloud.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. using the voice; not silently


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  • Carbine lead plodded on, and as it was becoming increasingly apparent that refueling was going to be a problem, the frontseater and the backseater thought out loud to each other.

    Thud Ridge

  • Pat Wentland, meanwhile, who was genuinely trying to be supportive, wondered out loud how I would handle being the favorite when skating before a largely American crowd.

    Zero Regrets

  • A cactus was a succulent, which was a word Josephine liked a lot, and she said it out loud now: “Ssssucculent.”

    The Lost Children

  • A struggling musician sits at his piano and writes silly love songs, thinking out loud as he plinks out melodies.

    Through a Glass, Blindly

  • “Loretha would know the answer,” Mary said out loud between bites of pie.

    A Love So Deep

  • She laughed out loud suddenly, and Karman glanced at her uneasily: she had offended Fetor!

    The Women’s Room

  • “Forsooth,” the tracer/Chip said, his voice coming out loud and strong.


  • Bundy supportedindeed, encouragedJohnsons escalation decisions, but believed that the president should be speaking out loud and clear about how and why he was expanding the American involvement in Vietnam, both the reasons for the policy and the costs that would be incurred.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • And Hannah wassmart as well as hot — a biochemist researcher at the medical university, for crying out loud — what more could a man want?

    Strategic Engagement

  • In the evenings, Cheshire often read out loud while the others, in the words of Hal Schwan, “would sit around and listen almost like a bunch of little kids.”

    First Man


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