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    #1

    aloud x out loud x loudly

    IŽd like to know the difference between:
    - He spoke aloud
    - He spoke out loud
    - He spoke loudly


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    Re: aloud x out loud x loudly

    [QUOTE=beachboy;517359]IŽd like to know the difference between:
    - He spoke aloud -As opposed to, say, whispering
    - He spoke out loud - same as the first
    - He spoke loudly - The first two are neutral, describing his manner of speaking while this one describes that he spoke in a louder than normal voice.

    The second one can hold a meaning that he spoke long and hard, at every opportunity and he was vehement on the subject at hand.

    He spoke out loud for the eradication of poverty.

    She spoke out loud for woman's rights.

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    Re: aloud x out loud x loudly

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    IŽd like to know the difference between:
    - He spoke aloud I can't disagree with what albeit said, because the dictionary defines "aloud" as "in a loud manner: loudly".(Merriam -Webster)

    But I think 'He spoke aloud.' is not at all common. It sounds a bit odd.
    On the other hand, 'read aloud' is quite commonly said. 'read aloud' means to read with your speaking voice so that others can hear you, as opposed to reading silently.

    - He spoke out loud. As albeit said, but even without "loud" it suggests that "he spoke long and hard...". But he didn't necessarily speak in an abnormally loud voice.
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    Re: aloud x out loud x loudly

    But reading aloud, and thinking aloud, are common. and there aloud means out loud, but not necessarily loudly.

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