What does loud mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loudadjective

    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, trashyadjective

    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, loudadverb

    used chiefly as a direction or description in music

    "the forte passages in the composition"

  4. loudly, loud, aloudadverb

    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"


  1. loudadverb


  2. loudadjective

    Of great intensity.

    Turn that music down, it's too loud.

  3. loudadjective


  4. loudadjective

    Not subtle or reserved, brash.

  5. loudadjective

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hlde.]

  2. Loud

    clamorous; boisterous

    Etymology: [AS. hlde.]

  3. Loud

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

    Etymology: [AS. hlde.]

  4. Loud

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

    Etymology: [AS. hlde.]

  5. Loudadverb

    with loudness; loudly

    Etymology: [AS. hlde.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loud

    lowd, adj. making a great sound: noisy: showy.—advs. Loud, Loud′ly.—adj. Loud′-lunged, vociferous.—n. Loud′ness.—adj. Loud′-voiced, stentorian. [A.S, hlúd; Ger. laut, sound; L. inclytus, renowned, Gr. klytos, heard.]

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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 for loud »

  1. ludo, Ludo

  2. ould

  3. Ludo, ludo, ould

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loud in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of loud in a Sentence

  1. Evil Rarity:

    Rarity: Or, should I say that I’ve ever imagined! Spike: Oh yeah we should definitely go by- (loud gasp) Twilight Sparkle: Spike! Never ever ever take another book at the castle with out asking! Spike: What? Just being honest, it’s what good friends do. (Twilight growls)

  2. Manolo Castellote:

    They are extremely loud.

  3. Marcia Fudge:

    In the span of two weeks, this nation seems to have heard one message loud and clear: there will be no accountability for taking Black lives. As an American, it is growing increasingly difficult to believe that there is justice for all, black lives do matter and our lives do hold value.

  4. Sylvia Johnson:

    My cousin, being the nice, kind, welcoming person he is, he welcomed him to his congregation, welcomed him to the Bible study, and he sat there for an hour ... At the conclusion of the Bible study, they just heard just a ringing of a loud noise, and it was just awful from what I heard.

  5. Taj Gibson:

    Have you seen the crowd and emotions around the city -- it shows the love, i’ve been around a long time in some really loud places. The atmosphere in the Garden, atmosphere around the city, people constantly encouraging you about the game.

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