Definition of loudness
: the attribute of a sound that determines the magnitude of the auditory sensation produced and that primarily depends on the amplitude of the sound wave involved
Recent Examples of loudness from the Web
Shuffling through16GB of music from various sources resulted in big jumps in loudness.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of loudness
before 12th century
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