aloud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv aloud using the voice; not silently "please read the passage aloud","he laughed out loud"
    • adv aloud with relatively high volume "the band played loudly","she spoke loudly and angrily","he spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear him","cried aloud for help"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A machine has been invented that can read printed English books aloud to the blind, and it can do so at speed half again as fast as normal speech.
    • adv Aloud With a loud voice, or great noise; loudly; audibly. "Cry aloud , spare not, lift up thy voice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aloud With a loud voice or great noise; loudly.
    • aloud Audibly; with the natural tone of the voice as distinguished from whispering: as, he has a severe cold and can hardly speak aloud.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Aloud a-lowd′ with a loud voice: loudly.
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Quotations

  • E.S. Barrett
    E.S. Barrett
    “Books are men of higher stature; the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.”
  • Thomas Bowdler
    Thomas Bowdler
    “Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.”
  • Carol Shields
    Carol Shields
    “There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.”
  • Yitzhak Navon
    Yitzhak Navon
    “It's not that I don't have opinions, rather that I'm paid not to think aloud.”
  • William Ernest Henley
    William Ernest Henley
    “In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + loud,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prep. a (—A.S. on), and hlúd, noise; Ger. laut.

Usage

In literature:

He was praying aloud, a struggling, disjointed prayer.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Anyway it was an honor to have it read aloud.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
Then he asked aloud what the nun's name had been.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
It was hard work for the waiting girls not to laugh aloud as naughty Madge came slowly back to them.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
With a final effort I declared half-aloud that she was not worth a serious man's devotion.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
She was praying the Lord's prayer aloud.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
A storm approaches without, calling aloud for human lives.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Eudena, knowing her fleetness and the fleetness of Ugh-lomi, laughed aloud at the unequal chase.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
In the evening we read aloud to one another, while the rest sewed or drew.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
From my place of ambush I could hear him pant aloud as he struck the blows.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I could hear several of them expressing their wishes aloud that the boats would run.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Sometimes she sat up in bed suddenly, and cried aloud.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
She repeats her question aloud.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Finally, Zeke spoke aloud in self-communion.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Most men, Daoud thought, would have screamed aloud at that.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She sobbed aloud and put her hands, in squirrelskin mittens, to her face.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He swore aloud as if the better to convince himself.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
He often called on me and we played duets for bassoon and tympani, and then read Amiel's journal aloud and wept.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
He felt that he wanted to shout aloud his good fortune.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Once she had asked if she might not read aloud in the evenings they spent alone, as she used to do when her father was alive.
"Gertrude's Marriage" by W. Heimburg
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In poetry:

"I liked the people,
The sweat and crowd of them,
Trusted them always
And spoke aloud or them.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
I cried aloud, and I awoke,
New labours in my head.
I set my teeth, and manfully
Began to lie in bed.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
And "Ho!" they vaunted aloud
To the morning hills.
And "Ha!"--What reck the proud
For the God of Ills?
"The Death-Sprite" by Cale Young Rice
I laughed aloud to feel it
And royally did cheer:
I strode amid my tremblings
And did not fear to fear.
"The Warrior Maid" by Anna Hempstead Branch
Shall Wisdom cry aloud,
And not her speech be heard?
The voice of God's eternal Word,
Deserves it no regard?
"Hymn 92" by Isaac Watts
Who would mourn aloud for sons
Gorgeous in our firmament,
Starry constellations
In the way their fathers went?
"The Heroes" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Children's Books: Read-aloud fun for parents and little tots at bedtime .
Poignant, tender, lovely like the Velveteen Rabbit and a great read aloud.
0 Jonathan Franzen, author of "Freedom" the LA Public Library Aloud series at the Aratani/Japan America Theater.
He's getting lots of feed, attention, rest, and lots of ME, I've even been reading aloud to him, 50 Shades of Grey, but he still seems a little down.
Verdict in Rob Hall murder trial read aloud in court.
These sessions provide a comfortable environment for children learning to read to practice reading aloud.
Stephen Gasser, the winner of Minot High School's first ever Poetry Out Loud contest, didn't want to pick something light or fluffy when he was selecting a poem to recite aloud.
Koshik, an elephant at the Everland Zoo in South Korea, can speak Korean aloud.
And let it be said, on this second day following the convening of the 112th Congress, newly sworn members of the House shall stand and read aloud the Constitution of the United States.
The wind was blowing while outdated bylaws were read aloud like the scraping of finger nails across a chalk board.
A read-aloud gem, this uproarious picture book contains an absurdly appropriate plot.
After racing through all of the books with still a few days lingering between my weekly trysts, I would start reciting the books aloud, memorizing passages and acting out the various characters.
Before we start reading aloud, I choose a word the children will come across in the story they are going to read.
Local columnist T.J. Ray offers readers a piece of valuable email he received recently – a prayer – and urges readers to read it slowly and aloud.
THABO MBEKI, the president of South Africa, stood up this month before a cheering crowd and dreamed aloud about a new, rising Africa.
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In science:

By using mouse movements in usability testing, researchers can determine if users’ expectations are met. This tool can be especially beneficial in conjunction with other techniques used in usability testing, such as think aloud procedures, as this information can lead to a better mouse movement model.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
Unfortunately, Aristotle was far so in fluential that his erroneous geocentric view of the Universe was not questioned aloud until the XVIth century.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
A methodology that belongs to usability testing that can be listed under this category is the “thinking aloud protocol” .
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
They were asked to develop their programs in a same way as they do in an usual professional situation.. The subjects were asked to "think aloud" (or verbalize) while performing the task.
Reasoning from a schema and from an analog in software code reuse
Next, the RCI was taken by three second-year students in think aloud format: students were asked to verbalise their thinking while answering the RCI questions.
The Relativity Concept Inventory: development, analysis and results
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