louden

verb
loud·​en | \ ˈlau̇-dᵊn How to pronounce louden (audio) \
loudened; loudening\ ˈlau̇d-​niŋ How to pronounce louden (audio) , ˈlau̇-​dᵊn-​iŋ \

Definition of louden

intransitive verb

: to become loud

transitive verb

: to make loud

Examples of louden in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Trump's three anti-Muslim retweets, the calls loudened for the trip to be scrapped. Michelle Kosinski, CNN, "Trump and May speak after an awkward silence," 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, "Increase iPhone Speaker Volume. With a Needle," 21 Jan. 2008

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First Known Use of louden

circa 1848, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Louden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/louden. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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