loud·​en ˈlau̇-dᵊn How to pronounce louden (audio)
loudened; loudening ˈlau̇d-niŋ How to pronounce louden (audio)

intransitive verb

: to become loud

transitive verb

: to make loud

Examples of louden in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Engelbert opens up about her approach to loudening the league's voice and letting players take the lead. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 So, simple and conceptual designs can louden your precise message. Judah Longgrear, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 After Trump's three anti-Muslim retweets, the calls loudened for the trip to be scrapped. Michelle Kosinski, CNN, 19 Dec. 2017 Further reading of the thread finds that this operation loudens up the iPhone dramatically: Some posters claim a figure of 40%. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, 21 Jan. 2008

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of louden was circa 1848

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“Louden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/louden. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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