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Meaning of LOUD

Pronunciation:  lawd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  with relatively high volume; "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"
  2. [adj]  characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
  3. [adj]  used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"
  4. [adj]  tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

LOUD is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: aloud, big, blaring, blasting, brassy, cheap, clarion, deafening, earsplitting, earthshaking, flash, flashy, forte, fortemente, fortissimo, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, in poor taste(p), loudly, loud-mouthed, loud-voiced, meretricious, roaring, shattering, shouted, tacky, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, thunderous, thundery, trashy, vocal, yelled
 Antonyms: piano, quietly, soft, softly
 See Also: audible, hearable, noisy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Loud\, a. [Compar. {Louder}; superl. {Loudest}.] [OE.
    loud, lud, AS. hl?d; akin to OS. hl?d, D. luid, OHG. l?t, G.
    laut, L. -clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated,
    renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. ? heard, loud, famous, ?
    to hear, Skr. ?ru. ?. Cf. {Client}, {Listen}, {Slave} a
    1. Having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy;
       striking the ear with great force; as, a loud cry; loud
             They were instant with loud voices, requiring that
             he might be crucified.                --Luke xxiii.
    2. Clamorous; boisterous.
             She is loud and stubborn.             --Prov. vii.
    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. hl[=u]de.]
    With loudness; loudly.
          To speak loud in public assemblies.      --Addison.
Thesaurus Terms
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