Definitions for: Loud

[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"
[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"
[adj] used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"
[adj] tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Loud, adv. [AS. hl[=u]de.]
With loudness; loudly.

To speak loud in public assemblies. --Addison.

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

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