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“Allowed” or “Aloud”


allowed / aloud are similar-sounding terms with different meanings (referred to as homophones). To better understand the differences, see below for definitions, pronunciation guides, and example sentences using each term. 👇


allowed: (verb) let have. (verb) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause. (verb) allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something. (verb) grant as a discount or in exchange. (verb) allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting.

aloud: (adverb) using the voice; not silently.


allowed: ah·l·AW·d

aloud: ah·l·AW·d


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Examples in Context

Examples of “allowed”

  • was made: A bowler is allowed to use three bowls on
  • on a Hudson coupe that allowed unimpeded use of the rumble
  • pagan kingdom in Europe and allowed freedom of worship and toleration
  • After initial denials, Qwabe was allowed to consult with arrested co-conspirators
  • period of six years was allowed during which the inhabitants of
  • of Holstein-Rendsburg but was not allowed to annex the county, which
  • The Soviet Union allowed Finland to try its own
  • Soviet Union the survivors were allowed to return to Finland.
  • However, the organisation allowed chief officers to form a
  • It also allowed for several tape perforator operators

Examples of “aloud”

  • in several anthologies, such as Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets
  • These questions are read aloud to the audience and are
  • ago, I have heard read aloud for the amusement of large
  • also written songs for Girls Aloud (reunited with the Beatmasters), Louise
  • likely meant to be read aloud by the chef or one
  • nine of Khun-Anup's petitions read aloud to Nebkaure.
  • he entertained fellow-prisoners by reading aloud chapters from a favourite book,
  • via ferrata climbing is only aloud on one particular part of
  • "The Promise" – Girls Aloud (1 week)
  • bible" (behind the Nuyorican anthology Aloud) and writes,

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