with the normal tone and volume of the speaking voice, as distinguished from whisperingly:
They could not speak aloud in the library.
vocally, as distinguished from mentally:
He read the book aloud.
with a voice; loudly:
to cry aloud in grief.
Contemporary Examples

Sometimes they find themselves in agreement with conservative arguments and say so aloud.
Stop Bashing Kagan Eric Alterman May 10, 2010

That line so outraged the dad at E-Z Car Rental that he repeated it aloud on Wednesday afternoon.
In New Jersey, There’s No Exit for Chris Christie’s Bridge Trolls Michael Daly January 8, 2014

Even China,” she says with amazement, “We were not expecting China to say that aloud.
Why America Must Stop Comparing Ukraine To World War II Will Cathcart March 9, 2014

Instead, he picked up the Bible on the nightstand and began “reading passages from Scripture aloud to them.”
11 Juiciest Bits From ‘Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson’ Abby Haglage November 13, 2012

Did you know Jane Austen loved Pride and Prejudice as her ‘own darling child’ and read it aloud at home?
Jane Austen’s Pride and Joy: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Turns 200 Paula Byrne January 29, 2013

Historical Examples

She read it aloud: it asked for the pleasure of their company at luncheon.
The Automobile Girls at Palm Beach Laura Dent Crane

He did me the honor to repeat it aloud; but the Minister’s answer was not heard.
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 Various

“This is an unexpected obstacle,” says he, aloud, but to himself.
David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson

You are all in a flush, now, and have lain down this sheet and said aloud: ‘What an idea!
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden

Mary obeyed, and taking out a much soiled, blotted letter, Mrs. Campbell asked her to read it aloud.
The English Orphans Mary Jane Holmes

adverb, adjective (postpositive)
in a normal voice; not in a whisper
in a spoken voice; not silently
(archaic) in a loud voice

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


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