Meaning of “aloud” in the English Dictionary

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"aloud" in British English

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aloudadverb

uk /əˈlaʊd/ us /əˈlaʊd/

B1 in a voice loud enough to be heard:

He read her letter aloud to the rest of the family.
People are starting to wonder aloud (= question publicly) whether the economic reforms have gone too far.

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  • It would be a useful exercise for you to say the speech aloud several times.
  • Children love to have stories read aloud to them.
  • "What did you say?" "Oh, nothing, I was just thinking aloud."
  • The judge asked her to read the jury's verdict aloud.
  • Everybody in the class had to read aloud an extract from the book.

(Definition of “aloud” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aloud" in American English

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aloudadverb [ not gradable ]

us /əˈlɑʊd/

in a voice loud enough to be heard:

I wondered aloud whether it would be worth the wait.

(Definition of “aloud” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)