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loud

having great volume or intensity; The band is very loud.; tastelessly showy; I would not wear such a loud shirt.
Not to be confused with:
laud – to praise, honor, extol

loud

 (loud)
adj. loud·er, loud·est
1. Characterized by high volume and intensity. Used of sound: a loud whistle.
2. Producing sound of high volume and intensity: a loud construction work site.
3. Clamorous and insistent: loud denials.
4.
a. Having strikingly bright colors: a loud necktie. See garish.
b. Having a very strong or overpowering odor.
adv. louder, loudest
In a loud manner.

[Middle English, from Old English hlūd; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.]

loud′ly adv.
loud′ness n.

loud

(laʊd)
adj
1. (of sound) relatively great in volume: a loud shout.
2. making or able to make sounds of relatively great volume: a loud voice.
3. clamorous, insistent, and emphatic: loud protests.
4. (of colours, designs, etc) offensive or obtrusive to look at
5. characterized by noisy, vulgar, and offensive behaviour
adv
6. in a loud manner
7. out loud audibly, as distinct from silently
[Old English hlud; related to Old Swedish hlūd, German laut]
ˈloudly adv
ˈloudness n

loud

(laʊd)

adj. -er, -est,
adv. adj.
1. having exceptional volume or intensity: loud talking; loud thunder.
2. making or uttering strongly audible sounds: a quartet of loud trombones.
3. clamorous; noisy: a loud party.
4. emphatic; insistent: loud in one's praises.
5. garish; ostentatious: a loud necktie.
6. obtrusively vulgar; coarse.
7. strong or offensive in smell.
adv.
8. in a loud manner; loudly: Don't talk so loud.
Idioms:
out loud, aloud; audibly.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hlūd, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon hlūd, Old High German hlūt]
loud′ly, adv.
loud′ness, n.

loud

  • happy-clappy - Refers to any Christian congregation that is extremely enthusiastic, loud, and musical.
  • stentor - Homer introduced Stentor, a very loud herald, in the Iliad—which gives us stentor, "person with a loud voice," and stentorian, which originally meant "loud, booming."
  • rodomontade - Meaning loud bragging, it got its name from Rodomonto, a loud bragging Moorish king of epics.
  • thersitical, clamant - To be thersitical is to be loudmouthed or foulmouthed; clamant is loud and insistent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.loud - characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
audible, hearable - heard or perceptible by the ear; "he spoke in an audible whisper"
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
2.loud - tastelessly showyloud - tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste
3.loud - used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"
Adv.1.loud - with relatively high volumeloud - 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"

loud

adjective
2. garish, bold, glaring, flamboyant, vulgar, brash, tacky (informal), flashy, lurid, tasteless, naff (Brit. slang), gaudy, tawdry, showy, ostentatious, brassy He liked to shock with his gold chains and loud clothes.
garish conservative, dull, sober, sombre
3. loud-mouthed, offensive, crude, coarse, vulgar, brash, crass, raucous, brazen (informal) I like your manner; loud people are horrible.
loud-mouthed reserved, retiring, quiet, shy, unassuming

loud

adjective
1. Marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound:
2. Tastelessly showy:
Informal: tacky.
Translations
صاخِب، فاقِععالٍ، مُرْتَفِعمَدُو
hlasitýkřiklavýnápadný
højkraftig
laŭta
äänekäs
glasanbučan
hangos
æpandi, áberandihávær
大声の
소리가 큰
garsiakalbisgarsintuvasgarso stiprintuvasrėkiantisskambus
kliedzošsskaļštrokšņainsuzkrītošs
głośnykrzykliwakrzykliwekrzykliwygłośna
hlasný
glasen
högljuddljudlig
ดัง
to

loud

[laʊd] (louder (compar) (loudest (superl)))
A. ADJ
1. (= noisy) [music] → alto, fuerte; [applause, noise, explosion, scream] → fuerte
she has a loud voicetiene una voz muy fuerte
in a loud voiceen voz alta
the music is too loudla música está demasiado fuerte or alta
he's a bit loudes un poco escandaloso
to be loud in one's support for sthdar grandes muestras de apoyo a algo
to be loud in one's condemnation of sthcondenar algo enérgicamente
2. (pej) (= garish) [colour] → chillón, llamativo; [pattern, clothes] → llamativo
a loud check jacketuna llamativa chaqueta de cuadros
B. ADV [speak] → alto; [laugh, shout] → fuerte
you'll have to speak loudertendrás que hablar más fuerte or alto
she likes to listen to her music loudle gusta escuchar la música muy fuerte or alta
"Nevermind" is one of those records you play loud"Nevermind" es uno de esos discos que tienes que poner a todo volumen
loud and clear I am reading or receiving you loud and clear (Telec) → te recibo perfectamente
I hear you loud and clear, but I don't agreete entiendo perfectamente, pero no estoy de acuerdo
out loud [think, wonder, read, laugh] → en voz alta
see also cry out A

loud

[ˈlaʊd]
adj
[music, voice, noise, bang] → fort(e); [applause, cheers] → bruyant(e)
The television is too loud → La télévision est trop forte.
to be loud in condemnation of sth → condamner qch avec force
(= gaudy) → voyant(e), tapageur/euse
adv
[speak, play] → fort
to hear sth loud and clear → entendre qch clairement
out loud → tout haut

loud

adj (+er)
laut; protest, criticism, complaintlautstark; he was loud in his praise of the concerter lobte das Konzert überschwänglich; to be loud in one’s condemnation of/opposition to somethingetw lautstark verurteilen/ablehnen
(= obtrusive) behaviouraufdringlich; (= garish) colourgrell, schreiend; tie, clothesknallbunt
advlaut; loud and clearlaut und deutlich; to say/read something out loudetw laut sagen/lesen; to laugh/think out loudlaut lachen/denken

loud

:
loudmouth
n (inf)Großmaul nt (inf)
loudmouthed
adj (inf)großmäulig (inf)

loud

[laʊd]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → forte; (laugh, applause, thunder) → fragoroso/a, forte; (noisy, behaviour, party, protests) → rumoroso/a (pej) (gaudy, colour, clothes) → chiassoso/a, vistoso/a, sgargiante
the radio's too loud → il volume della radio è troppo alto
2. adv (speak) → forte
out loud → ad alta voce
loud and clear → chiaro e forte, molto chiaramente

loud

(laud) adjective
1. making a great sound; not quiet. a loud voice; loud music.
2. showy; too bright and harsh. loud colours; a loud shirt.
ˈloudly adverb
ˈloudness noun
ˌloud-ˈhailer noun
a simple type of loudspeaker. The police used a loud-hailer to tell the crowd to get back.
ˌloudˈspeaker noun
1. an instrument for increasing the loudness of sounds so that they can be heard further away. The politician addressed the crowds from his car through a loudspeaker.
2. a speaker in a radio, record-player etc.

loud

مَدُو hlasitý høj laut ηχηρός chillón äänekäs bruyant glasan rumoroso 大声の 소리가 큰 luid høylytt głośny alto громкий högljudd ดัง gürültülü to 大声的

loud

a. ruidoso-a, escandaloso-a.
References in classic literature ?
The Grasshopper refused to desist, and chirped louder and louder the more the Owl entreated.
'Tis night: now do all gushing fountains speak louder. And my soul also is a gushing fountain.
Louder, Vengeance, much louder, and still she will scarcely hear thee.
"If your High Excellency will listen for a moment to the shouts of the exasperated populace--" ("of the exasperated populace!" the Sub-Warden repeated in a louder tone, as the Lord Chancellor, being in a state of abject terror, had dropped almost into a whisper) "--you will understand what it is they want.
"Not at all silly," said I, losing my temper; "here for example, I take this Square," and, at the word, I grasped a moveable Square, which was lying at hand -- "and I move it, you see, not Northward but -- yes, I move it Upward -- that is to say, not Northward, but I move it somewhere -- not exactly like this, but somehow --" Here I brought my sentence to an inane conclusion, shaking the Square about in a purposeless manner, much to the amusement of my Grandson, who burst out laughing louder than ever, and declared that I was not teaching him, but joking with him; and so saying he unlocked the door and ran out of the room.
Just then there was a whistle in the air; nearer and nearer, faster and louder, louder and faster, a cannon ball, as if it had not finished saying what was necessary, thudded into the ground near the shed with super human force, throwing up a mass of earth.
Then King Frost stooped down, and bent over the girl, and the crackling sound grew louder, and the air seemed to be full of knives and darts; and again he asked:
Everyone talked a little louder than natural in an instinctive desire to make the party go, and there was a great deal of noise in the room.
"In the service of religion, humanity, and our brothers," the gentleman said, his voice growing louder and louder; "to this great cause mother Moscow dedicates you with her blessing.
Soon we were saluted by a sound in advance, that grew by degrees louder and louder, as the noise of the cataract we were leaving behind gradually died on our ears.
With every second it grew louder. The men stood clutching one another.
Now and then the hum of approbation rose louder, and idle spearmen that lounged listlessly against the posts, looking at the girls, would turn their heads slowly.