let out (2)

Meaning: to make a particular sound or noise

Synonym: emit

For example:

  • let out sth When she felt the cobwebs brushing on her cheeks in the dark, she let out an ear-shattering scream.

  • let out sth He let out a sign of relief when we told him he could keep his job.

Nouns often used as objects with let out (2): scream, shriek, squeal, cry, yell, howl, roar, gasp, sigh, whimper

Quick Quiz:

The lion stood majestically on the hill, surveying his kingdom, and then let out an earth-shattering

a. squeal

b. belch

c. roar

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Contributor: Matt Errey