Definitions for LOUDlaʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

loudlaʊd(adj.; adv.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)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.

  8. (adv.)in a loud manner; loudly:

    Don't talk so loud.

Idioms for loud:

  1. out loud,aloud; audibly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of loud:

bef. 900; ME; OE hlūd, c. OFris, OS hlūd, OHG hlūt


Princeton's WordNet

  1. loud(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"

  2. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)

    tastelessly showy

    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

  3. forte, loud(adverb)

    used chiefly as a direction or description in music

    "the forte passages in the composition"

  4. loudly, loud, aloud(adverb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. loud(adjective)ʊd

    ≠ quiet

    a loud bang; Turn the TV down - it's too loud.

  2. loudʊd

    in extremely and unpleasantly bright colors

    fans wearing loud orange jackets

  3. loudʊd

    (of a person) talking too much

    My family can be very loud.; music blaring loudly from the car; loudly dressed party-goers


  1. loud(Adverb)


  2. loud(Adjective)

    Of great intensity.

    Turn that music down, it's too loud.

  3. loud(Adjective)


  4. loud(Adjective)

    Not subtle or reserved, brash.

  5. loud(Adjective)

    Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loud

    having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as, a loud cry; loud thunder

  2. Loud

    clamorous; boisterous

  3. Loud

    emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united effort

  4. Loud

    ostentatious; likely to attract attention; gaudy; as, a loud style of dress; loud colors

  5. Loud(adverb)

    with loudness; loudly


  1. Loud

    "Loud" was the first single to be taken from Shannon Noll's third album, Turn It Up. The single was released to radio on 10 August 2007, and debuted at number three on the Australian Singles Chart. The song was heavily used in various promotions, namely the 2007 NRL Finals Series. Noll additionally performed the song live as part of the pre-game entertainment for the 2007 NRL Grand Final. The single's B-side was a new non-album track titled, "The World Outside". Noll previewed this track during his 2006 "Now I Run" National Tour where it quickly became a fan favourite.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LOUD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3642

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LOUD' in Adjectives Frequency: #548

Anagrams of LOUD

  1. ludo, Ludo

  2. ould

  3. Ludo, ludo, ould

Translations for LOUD

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


making a great sound; not quiet

a loud voice; loud music.

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