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loud

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adjective \ˈlau̇d\

Simple Definition of loud

  • : making or causing a lot of noise : strong and noticeable in sound

  • of a person : noisy in a way that bothers other people

  • : expressing ideas or opinions in a very open and forceful way

Full Definition of loud

  1. 1 a :  marked by intensity or volume of sound b :  producing a loud sound

  2. 2 :  clamorous, noisy

  3. 3 :  obtrusive or offensive in appearance or smell :  obnoxious

loud adverb
loud·ly adverb

Examples of loud

  1. She complained in a loud voice.

  2. Is the television loud enough? It's too loud!

  3. He's known for being loud and aggressive.



Origin of loud

Middle English, from Old English hlūd; akin to Old High German hlūt loud, Latin inclutus famous, Greek klytos, Sanskrit śṛṇoti he hears


First Known Use: before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of loud

loud, stentorian, earsplitting, raucous, strident mean marked by intensity or volume of sound. loud applies to any volume above normal and may suggest undue vehemence or obtrusiveness <loud shouts of protest>. stentorian implies great power and range <an actor with a stentorian voice>. earsplitting implies loudness that is physically discomforting <the earsplitting sound of a siren>. raucous implies a loud harsh grating tone, especially of voice, and may suggest rowdiness <the raucous shouts of drunken revelers>. strident implies a rasping discordant but insistent quality, especially of voice <the strident voices of hecklers>.

Rhymes with loud




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