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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volume, loudness, intensitynoun

    the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

    "the kids played their music at full volume"

  2. flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, loudness, brashness, meretriciousness, tawdriness, glitznoun

    tasteless showiness


  1. loudnessnoun

    the perceptual strength or amplitude of sound pressure, measured in sones or phons

  2. loudnessnoun

    the physical strength of the sound pressure level, measured in decibels

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Loudnessnoun

    Noise; force of sound; turbulence; vehemence or furiousness of clamour.

    Had any disaster made room for grief, it would have moved according to prudence, and the proportions of the provocation: it would not have sallied out into complaint or loudness. Robert South, Sermons.



    Loudness compensation, or simply loudness, is a setting found on some hi-fi equipment that increases the level of the high and low frequencies. This is intended to be used while listening at low-volume levels, to compensate for the fact that as the loudness of audio decreases, the ear's lower sensitivity to extreme high and low frequencies may cause these signals to fall below the threshold of hearing. As a result audio material may become thin sounding at low volumes, losing bass and treble. The loudness compensation feature applies equalization and is intended to rectify this situation.


  1. loudness

    Loudness is a subjective measure of the intensity of a sound as perceived by an individual. It is commonly associated with the amplitude or volume of sound waves and it can vary depending on personal sensitivity, frequency of the sound, and environmental acoustics. The unit of measurement for loudness is referred to as a decibel (dB).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loudnessnoun

    the quality or state of being loud


  1. Loudness

    Loudness is the characteristic of a sound that is primarily a psychological correlate of physical strength. More formally, it is defined as "that attribute of auditory sensation in terms of which sounds can be ordered on a scale extending from quiet to loud." Loudness, a subjective measure, is often confused with objective measures of sound strength such as sound pressure, sound pressure level, sound intensity or sound power. Filters such as A-weighting attempt to adjust sound measurements to correspond to loudness as perceived by the typical human. However, loudness perception is a much more complex process than A-weighting. Loudness is also affected by parameters other than sound pressure, including frequency, bandwidth and duration.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOUDNESS in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOUDNESS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of LOUDNESS in a Sentence

  1. Naad-Dre Amos:

    Amidst the symphony of existence, it's one of those days where the notes of fun, the chords of loudness, and the melodies of funny instances compose an enigmatic harmony. ~ Naad-Dre Amos

  2. Alber Elbaz:

    Now we have to become image-makers, the screen has to scream, baby, that's the rule. And loudness is the new thing.

  3. Loren Weisman:

    Your volume speaks volumes. Be aware of your dynamics, your tones as well as the loudness and softness of your voice on the phone and in person.

  4. Luc Arnal:

    Roughness refers to fast sound changes in loudness (in a 30-150Hz frequency range) of a sound that can be high-pitched or not.

  5. Luc Arnal:

    Normal speech patterns only have slight differences in loudness, between 4 and 5 Hertz (sound wave cycles per second), but screams can modulate very fast, varying between 30 and 150 Hertz.

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