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
Battle of the Sexes tells the story of Billie Jean King’s legendary 1973 triumph on the tennis court over Bobby Riggs, a loud, brash man who baited King into a match that drummed up publicity by playing on sexism.
To be sure, there’s reason to doubt that Trump will make good on that threat — this White House’s bark tends to be louder than its bite.
Beach Slang Beach Slang perfectly captures a post-punk rock 'n' roll angst that dominated the basements and cars of kids in the late 1980s and early '90s: loud, frustrated, sneakily sentimental, unashamedly vulnerable.
Each airgun produces up to 180 decibels of noise, making them around 1,000 times louder than nearby fireworks.
How in the world is this loud, obnoxious player/coach going to talk about his beautiful daughter who was just killed in a fight?
As those chants grew more numerous and louder, Dan Shulman, in a Howard Cosell/John Lennon moment, told us what had happened.
Humans make some of the newest—and loudest—addition to these soundscapes.
Loud pop music plays, but the only three dancing do so on a small stage up front.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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