aloud vs allowed : Common Errors in English

About aloud vs allowed

If you think Grandma allowed the kids to eat too much ice cream, you’d better not say so aloud, or her feelings will be hurt. “Aloud” means “out loud” and refers to sounds (most often speech) that can be heard by others. But this word is often misused when people mean “allowed,” meaning “permitted.”

aloud Meaning(s)

  • (r) using the voice; not silently
  • (r) with relatively high volume

aloud in News

  1. Pencil This In: Grindhouse Horror Double Feature, New Media Film Fest, Samuel Beckett Remembered and Rock/Style

    Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: The Grindhouse Film Festival screens a double feature of cult horror films; the New Media Film Festival opens; Red Hen Press writers tell their stories; Samuel Beckett is remembered at ALOUD; and the LA Times presents and evening of music and fashion. Read on for all the details. [ more › ]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: LAist

  2. NBA players read mean tweets about themselves WITH VIDEO

    Proving (for the most part) that they can poke fun at themselves, watch these NBA personalities read aloud mean Tweets to them. From Jimmy Kimmel Live.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Oakland Press

  3. Nevada student advocates have first rural leader in years

    RENO, NV — Even before the last vote was counted aloud, Alex Porter knew he would be the first student from a non-southern school in three years to head the state’s premier student advocacy group.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Rebel Yell

allowed in News

  1. Mastectomy Photos Allowed By New Facebook Policy

    Mastectomy Photos are allowed in a new Facebook policy clarification. In response to a petition signed by 20,000 Facebook users, the social media giant has decided to clarify their policy. Their previous exclusion of mastectomies sparked outrage worldwide. In a written statement, Facebook representatives explained that it has never specifically banned photos of mastectomy. However ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Lawn Chairs Now Allowed at Bob Dylan Concert at Bayfront Park

    Duluth, MN ( --- Following an overwhelming response from Bob Dylan fans about chairs not being allowed at the concert at Bayfront Park, officials have now changed their mind.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Northland's News Center

  3. Cookbook review: 'No Girls Allowed' offers simple, tasty recipes

    “No Girls Allowed: Cookbook for Men” by Greg Ford is a simple cookbook with recipes that even the most inept cook...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Deseret News

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