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Does “out loud” require a hyphen? As in “think out loud.” What do you think? I think it does not. I noticed that it is commonly used without one. Even so, it bothers me.

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No hyphen according to the New Oxford American Dictionary:

out loud — aloud; audibly: she laughed out loud.

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You would hyphenate it as part of a compound adjective, though: *Those were just her out-loud remarks." –  Robusto Jun 3 '11 at 19:31
    
@Robusto: Thanks for that one. I was just trying to imagine when it would be hyphenated. Basically, not very often. –  FumbleFingers Jun 3 '11 at 19:52
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