loud

adjective
\ ˈlau̇d How to pronounce loud (audio) \

Definition of loud

1a : marked by intensity or volume of sound loud music
b : producing a loud sound the marten was loud beside them— David Walker
2 : clamorous, noisy a loud crowd of people
3 : obtrusive or offensive in appearance or smell : obnoxious the loudest pinstripe suit in history— John O'Reilly

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Other Words from loud

loud adverb
loudly adverb

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loud, stentorian, earsplitting, raucous, strident mean marked by intensity or volume of sound. loud applies to any volume above normal and may suggest undue vehemence or obtrusiveness. loud shouts of protest stentorian implies great power and range. an actor with a stentorian voice earsplitting implies loudness that is physically discomforting. the earsplitting sound of a siren raucous implies a loud harsh grating tone, especially of voice, and may suggest rowdiness. the raucous shouts of drunken revelers strident implies a rasping discordant but insistent quality, especially of voice. the strident voices of hecklers

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The lights are bright, the laugh track is loud, the Boston accents are… questionable. Darren Franich, EW.com, 7 June 2021 On those days where the noise of the world is loud, acknowledge it. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Shalhevet supporters were loud, excited and packed their small gym in a 3A quarterfinal victory over El Segundo. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 Much like the wind on top of the bridge, the traffic underneath was loud, and there was no shade from the May heat. NBC News, 26 May 2021 And what better place to be loud and seen than an island party? Amy Solara Mackey, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2021 For 7,000 people [actually 6,117], yesterday this place was loud. Dallas News, 24 May 2021 The alarm is loud and can be snoozed, ideal for anyone who oversleeps. Chris Hachey, BGR, 19 May 2021 While above ground for the next weeks, cicadas will be loud. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of loud

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for loud

Middle English, from Old English hlūd; akin to Old High German hlūt loud, Latin inclutus famous, Greek klytos, Sanskrit śṛṇoti he hears

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The first known use of loud was before the 12th century

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10 Jun 2021

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“Loud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loud. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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loud

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of loud

: 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

adjective
\ ˈlau̇d How to pronounce loud (audio) \
louder; loudest

Kids Definition of loud

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : not low, soft, or quiet in sound : noisy loud music
2 : not quiet or calm in expression a loud complaint
3 : too bright or showy to be pleasing loud clothes

Other Words from loud

loudly adverb
loudness noun

loud

adverb

Kids Definition of loud (Entry 2 of 2)

: in a loud manner Don't talk so loud!

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