I checked the dictionary and recite implies you've memorized the novel or work, and narrated implied you're telling a story instead of reading out loud. Is there a true synonym of "reading out loud" as in "he read out his novel out loud while holding the novel with his palms"?

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    To read aloud is the phrase commonly used when the reading is intended for an audience. Commented Aug 11, 2021 at 23:04
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    You hold a book in your hands - 'with his palms' is not idiomatic. Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 8:05

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I'm not aware of any single word that isn't context-specific but, like Ronald Sole in his comment, I would be more likely to use "aloud" instead of "out loud" (both are acceptable).

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