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Meaning of loud by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun


    1. A surname .


Explanation of loud by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. with relatively high volume

    2. the band played loudly
      she spoke loudly and angrily
      he spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear him
      cried aloud for help
    1. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity

    2. a group of loud children
      loud thunder
      her voice was too loud
      loud trombones
    3. used chiefly as a direction or description in music

    4. tastelessly showy

    5. loud sport shirts

    Definition of loud by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Loud ( loud ), a. [Compar. Louder ( loudẽr ); superl. Loudest.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hlūd; akin to OS. hlūd, D. luid, OHG. lūt, G. laut, L. -clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. κλυτός heard, loud, famous, κλύειν to hear, Skr. çru. √41. Cf. Client, Listen, Slave a serf.]
      1. Having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as, “a loud cry; loud thunder.”

      They were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. Luke xxiii. 23.

      2. Clamorous; boisterous.

      She is loud and stubborn. Prov. vii. 11.

      3. Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, “a loud call for united effort”. [Colloq.]

      4. Ostentatious; likely to attract attention; gaudy; as, “a loud style of dress; loud colors.” [Slang]

      Syn. -- Noisy; boisterous; vociferous; clamorous; obstreperous; turbulent; blustering; vehement.

    2. Loud, adv. [AS. hlūde.] With loudness; loudly.

      To speak loud in public assemblies. Addison.