Definition of Let out
1. Verb. Express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words). "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
Specialized synonyms: Call, Gibber, Crow, Crow, Trumpet, Coo, Call, Cry, Holler, Hollo, Scream, Shout, Shout Out, Squall, Yell, Miaou, Miaow, Tsk, Tut, Tut-tut, Echo, Repeat, Call, Shoot, Gurgle, Cry, Nasale, Bite Out, Sigh, Troat, Lift, Pant, Volley, Break Into, Heave, Chorus, Splutter, Sputter, Deliver, Hoot, Grunt, Wolf-whistle, Snort, Spit, Spit Out, Groan, Moan, Growl, Grumble, Rumble, Howl, Wrawl, Yammer, Yowl, Bark, Baa, Blat, Blate, Bleat, Bellow, Roar, Cheep, Chirp, Chirrup, Peep, Churr, Whirr, Chirr, Meow, Mew, Quack, Hoot, Cronk, Honk, Hiss, Sibilate, Siss, Sizz, Sibilate, Bray, Hee-haw, Oink, Squeal, Clack, Click, Cluck, Low, Moo, Cackle, Gobble, Neigh, Nicker, Whicker, Whinny, Gargle, Caw, Mew, Haw, Hem, Croak, Cronk, Sing, Smack, Give
Derivative terms: Utterable, Utterance, Utterer
2. Verb. Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret. "They let out that there was a traffic accident "; "Unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
Specialized synonyms: Blackwash, Muckrake, Blow, Out, Come Out, Come Out Of The Closet, Out, Spring, Betray, Bewray, Confide, Leak, Babble, Babble Out, Blab, Blab Out, Let The Cat Out Of The Bag, Peach, Sing, Spill The Beans, Talk, Tattle, Reveal
Causes: Break, Get Around, Get Out
Related verbs: Break, Get Around, Get Out
Generic synonyms: Tell
Derivative terms: Disclosure, Discovery, Divulgement, Divulgence, Expose, Exposure, Giveaway, Revealing, Revelation
3. Verb. Bring out of a specific state.
4. Verb. Make (clothes) larger. "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
Definition of Let out
1. Verb. To release. ¹
2. Verb. To allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls. ¹
3. Verb. (context: of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams. ¹
4. Verb. (informal) Of sound, to emit. ¹
5. Verb. To disclose. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Let out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... let out; ... let out or one's mouth, ... undo the straps on; ~ poi« let out, allow to go, ..."
2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... an' yo' may believe as he fairly bewitched t' awd lass wal she let out 'at she wanted to tek Rip away wi' her to ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"let out, v. to distribute cuttings or plants of new varieties. About Wilmslow the cultivation of the gooseberry is carried on to a great extent, ..."
4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"An opening in a building, to let in light and air, or to let out smoke. L'ouvert, French. .... let out ..."
5. Struggles and Triumphs, Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum: Or by Phineas Taylor Barnum (1871)
"... The cat let out of the bag." I the:. stated that, having spent two of the summer months h the country, leaving the Museum in charge of Mi- Greenwood, ..."
6. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"Nor make a trench to let out water which surrounds it. 1 Rol. 406. I. 17. Semb. 12 H. 8. 2. 15. ... let out water from a pond made there by the lord. Ibid. ..."
7. New English and Italian Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary by John Millhouse, Ferdinando Bracciforti (1889)
"on a léase ire, va. i. to let out on a lease, etc ; hire, rent, to take on а léase, to firm; irsi, to let, to be let; ..."