Dictionary.com

loud

[ loud ]
/ laʊd /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: loud / louder / loudest / loudly on Thesaurus.com

adjective, loud·er, loud·est.
adverb
in a loud manner; loudly: Don't talk so loud.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Idioms about loud

    out loud, aloud; audibly: I thought it, but I never said it out loud. Just whisper, don't speak out loud.

Origin of loud

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English hlūd; cognate with Old Frisian, Old Saxon hlūd (Dutch luid ), Old High German hlūt (German laut ); akin to Greek klytós “famous”

synonym study for loud

1. Loud, noisy describe a strongly audible sound or sounds. Loud means characterized by a full, powerful sound or sounds, which make a strong impression on the organs of hearing: a loud voice, laugh, report. Noisy refers to a series of sounds, and suggests clamor and discordance, or persistence in making loud sounds that are disturbing and annoying: a noisy crowd.

OTHER WORDS FROM loud

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use loud in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for loud

loud
/ (laʊd) /

adjective
adverb
in a loud manner
out loud audibly, as distinct from silently

Derived forms of loud

loudly, adverbloudness, noun

Word Origin for loud

Old English hlud; related to Old Swedish hlūd, German laut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with loud

loud

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK