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bihunsedap
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:36:24 AM

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His teacher was testing his reading skill.
He read story book to teacher.

"He read silently." she said.

What is the antonym for loud?
Not totally no sound, just read with low voice.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:03:03 AM

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To me, a silent reading means with no sound at all. Students at the time of self-study are asked to read silently. That means they should not make any sound, not even murmuring.

Here, it can be said that "he read inaudibly" or "he read in a low voice" or "he was inaudible".
I have not heard anyone saying like this, but it can fit here: "he read murmuringly".




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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:21:40 AM
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bihunsedap wrote:
His teacher was testing his reading skill.
He read story book to teacher.

"He read silently." she said.

What is the antonym for loud?
Not totally no sound, just read with low voice.

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The antonym of "loud" depends on the sense being conveyed. If the student can't be heard, say:

- He reads inaudibly.

If the student is audible, you could say:

- He reads in a low tone.
- He reads (very) softly.


Other options also exist.
NancyUK
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:03:25 AM

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Hi bihunsedap

Other terms you could use are:

sotto voce adv and adj

In soft tones, so as not to be overheard; in an undertone

Idiom

19. under one's breath / below one's breath - in a quiet voice or whisper

Under one's breath

Edited to add link to idiom.

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NKM
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:19:08 AM

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"He read it aloud" or "He read it out loud"
- Either of these means that he actually pronounced the words as he read them. The opposite would be "He read it silently."

"He read it softly"
- This means that he read it aloud, but not loudly.

"He read it silently"
- This means that he read it to himself, not actually saying the words at all.

"He read it quietly"
- This could mean the same as either "softly" or "silently" — certainly not loudly.

TMe
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:37:36 PM

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'Softly' and 'quietly' are most appropriate adverbs in this case.IMO

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TMe
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:39:24 PM

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'Softly' and 'quietly', amongst others, are most appropriate adverbs in this case.IMO

Deliberate practice of one hour is worth ten hours of normal practice.
bihunsedap
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:48:14 PM

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