Definition of loud
Examples of loud in a Sentence
She complained in a loud voice.
“Is the television loud enough?” “It's too loud!”
He's known for being loud and aggressive.
Recent Examples of loud from the Web
Juventus fans watching the Champions League final rushed out of a Turin piazza in panic Saturday after witnesses reported hearing a loud sound.
Developing nations cried foul, with China and India complaining the loudest.
Capriles, the governor of Miranda state, is seen in this footage marching with protesters while tear gas, water cannons, and loud bangs go off.
And since this Cubs slump escalated quickly, the cries for help have been louder than usual.
Music blasts through the loud speakers, helping to further rile them up.
The bug was making quite a commotion, beating its wings rapidly while emitting a loud, buzzing noise with its tymbals.
Whatever the intention, one message came through loud and clear: Right now, there is no one in the Yankees’ lineup worthy of a highlight video.
Even scientists, some of the loudest advocates for objectivity, are not immune to deeply rooted differences in the perception of men and women.
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Origin and Etymology 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 Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loud for English Language Learners
: 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
LOUD Defined for Kids
Definition of loud for Students
: in a loud manner Don't talk so loud!
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