Definitions

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  • n. Sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sound.

Etymologies

From Middle English loude, lude, from Old English hlȳd ("noise, sound, tumult, disturbance, dissension"), from Proto-Germanic *hlūdijō (“sound”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewe- (“to hear”). Cognate with Scots lood, luid ("sound, noise, tone, voice"), West Frisian lûd ("sound, voice, vote, say"), Dutch geluid ("sound"), German Laut ("sound"), Swedish ljud ("sound"), Icelandic hljóð ("sound"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Boehner bahenchod – where were you when Bush ruined the country with the Iraq war???? where were you when Cantor was pucking Britney form behind and Bush was doing front and back and back and front and then 69 and blah blah blah for the last 6 years to ALL your fellow countrymen esp. the ones served/still serving the forces???? were you in a rat hole???????? maake loude

    Director takes blame over lax security at federal buildings

  • And Chirigay, his chiefe secretary hauing written down our names, and the names of them that sent vs, with the name of the Duke of Solangi, and of others, cried out with a loude voice, rehearsing the said names before the

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Soone after, Calandrino started up, and perceiving by their loude speaking, that they talked of nothing which required secret

    The Decameron

  • About some three or foure nights after, Meucio being fast asleepe in his bed, the ghoste of Tingoccio appeared to him, and called so loude that Meucio awaking, demanded who called him?

    The Decameron

  • The Damosell began to resist them, crying out for helpe so loude as she could, as the olde Chamber-maide did the like: which Menghino hearing, he ranne thither presently with his friends, and seeing the young Damosell brought well-neere out of the House; they drew their Swords, crying out: Traytors, you are but dead men, here is no violence to be offered, neither is this a booty for such base groomes.

    The Decameron

  • Bruno and Buffalmaco, who had laughed all this while heartily at this pastime, with Phillippo and Nicholetta; came running in haste to know the reason of this loude noise, and after they had pacified the woman with gentle perswasions: they advised Calandrino, to walke with his Wife to Florence, and returne no more to worke there againe, least Phillippo hearing what had hapned, should be revenged on him with some outrage.

    The Decameron

  • Aniolliero riding on very fast, to free his eares from this idle importunity, it fortuned that Fortarigo espied divers countrey Pezants, laboring in the fields about their businesse, and by whom Aniolliero (of necessity) must passe: To them he cryed out so loude as he could;

    The Decameron

  • And when thei haue set hym vp in a throne of Golde: thei all fall doune on their knees, and together with one voice crie out a loude, aftre this maner.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • The maner was, that the Primate, or head of the spiritualty (the beastes appoincted for the sacrifices being brought harde to the altare, and the Kyng standing by) should with a loude voyce, in the hearing of the people, wysshe to the king (that bare him selfe iustely towarde his subiectes) prosperous healthe, and good fortune in all.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • Which the Prince vnderstanding as well himselfe as his company, swore so loude that we might all heare.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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