American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by high volume and intensity. Used of sound.
- adj. Producing sound of high volume and intensity.
- adj. Clamorous and insistent: loud denials.
- adj. Having offensively bright colors: a loud necktie.
- adj. Having an offensively strong odor.
- adj. Offensive in manner.
- adv. In a loud manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strong or powerful in sound; high-sounding; noisy: as, a loud cry; loud thunder.
- Uttering or emitting a great noise; giving out a strong sound: as, loud instruments.
- Speaking with energy or enthusiasm; vehement; clamorous; noisy.
- High; boisterous; stormy; turbulent.
- Urgent or pressing; crying: as, a loud call for reform.
- Ostentatious; pompous: pretentious; boastful.
- Flashy; showy; overloaded with ornament or colors, as a garment or a work of art; conspicuous in manner or appearance; vulgar; overdone.
- Strong in smell; of evil odor.
- Synonyms and Resounding, vociferous.
- Loudly; noisily.
- adj. of a sound Of great intensity.
- adj. of a person, etc Noisy.
- adj. of a person, etc Not subtle or reserved, brash.
- adj. of clothing, etc Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns.
- adv. Loudly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy; striking the ear with great force
- adj. Clamorous; boisterous.
- adj. colloq. Emphatic; impressive; urgent.
- adj. Slang Ostentatious; likely to attract attention; gaudy.
- adv. With loudness; loudly.
- adv. with relatively high volume
- adj. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
- adj. used chiefly as a direction or description in music
- adj. tastelessly showy
- From Middle English loud, lud, from Old English hlūd ("loud, noisy, sounding, sonorous"), from Proto-Germanic *hlūþaz (“heard”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewtos (“heard, famous”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew- (“to hear”). Akin to Scots loud, lowd ("loud"), West Frisian lûd ("loud"), Dutch luid ("loud"), Low German lud ("loud"), German laut ("loud"), Irish clú ("repute"), Welsh clywed ("heard"), clod ("praise"), Latin inclutus ("famous"), Tocharian A/B klots/klautso 'ear', klyostär 'heard', Ancient Greek κλυτός (klútós, "famous"), Albanian quaj ("to name, call"), shquar ("famous, notorious"), Old Armenian լու (lu, "the act of hearing"), Old Church Slavonic слава (slava, "glory"), слово (slovo, "word"), Sanskrit श्रव (śráva, "glory"). More at listen. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English hlūd; see kleu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By the end of the night, he is wearing more beer than he drank and he's loud loud_ loud_.”
“My longing for Shrimp—say his name loud and proud—increased exponentially the longer I made out with Luis.”
“But it is found most often in the people who stand outside what he calls the loud world.”
“He went back to watching television and within a minute, less than a minute, he heard an impact, felt an impact and heard what he called a loud shot.”
“Gertie asked in a hoarse, guttural voice, choked like that of a swimmer just risen free of a crushing wave, her glance still searching the living room as she repeated “Huh?” the word loud, as if between her and Mrs. Anderson there were long distances filled with walls and waves of tumultuous sound through which voices could not carry.”
“Mrs. Thorne was what I call a loud woman; her voice was loud, and she was full of words, and rather inquisitive on the subject of her neighbors.”
“On the other hand, at Chiesi's sentencing, Holwell gave Wall Street what he called a "loud and clear" warning that people who commit insider trading will be caught, and if convicted, will go to prison.”
“A resident of the house in question, Maitland Cassia, identified himself as a member of Anti-Racist Action, and said he was jolted out of bed by what he described as a loud”
“A resident of the house in question, Maitland Cassia, identified himself as a member of Anti-Racist Action, and said he was jolted out of bed by what he described as a loud "blast.”
“Lately, though, that bad blood has spread from the basketball courts to the backyards and living rooms of neighbors, who have lost patience with what they describe as loud, foul-mouthed crowds that are trashing their neighborhood.”
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