Definition of loud
- loud music
- the marten was loud beside them
- —David Walker
- the loudest pinstripe suit in history
- —John O'Reilly
She complained in a loud voice.
“Is the television loud enough?” “It's too loud!”
He's known for being loud and aggressive.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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