adjective, loud·er, loud·est.
- lotze, rudolf hermann,
- lou gehrig's disease,
- loud and clear,
- loud mouth,
Origin of loud
Examples from the Web for loud
Officials also had received reports of loud bangs—called in by fishermen—and an oil slick.
Because Wright was a no-show in criminal court to face the loud music and pot bust he already had an outstanding warrant.
Rob Marshall lets a sigh of relief erupt so loud it could be heard by giants in the sky.
He was loud enough for his friend and those around him to hear.
There were loud voices, including that of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), calling for ending the program entirely.SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson|Tim Mak|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About a quarter of an hour, as I say, had elapsed since I had told them the news when a loud assertive voice fell on my ear.Trafalgar|Benito Prez Galds
A few minutes later a terrible crash was heard, followed by a loud cry.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
Five minutes later Mark, who was intently watching the volcanic rock, gave a loud cry.Under the Ocean to the South Pole|Roy Rockwood
Past the drenched stragglers the bits of broken ice went streaming, to vanish in the loud turmoil of the fall.Red Fox|Charles G. D. Roberts
The forest must have been filled with the loud yells of the monster as he fought desperately against his enemy.Lost in the Jungle|Paul Du Chaillu
Word Origin for loud
Old English hlud "noisy, making noise, sonorous," from West Germanic *khluthaz "heard" (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon hlud, Middle Dutch luut, Dutch luid, Old High German hlut, German laut "loud"), from PIE past participle *klutos- (cf. Sanskrit srutah, Greek klytos "heard of, celebrated," Armenian lu "known," Welsh clod "praise"), from root *kleu- "to hear" (see listen).
Application to colors first recorded 1849. The adverb is from Old English hlude, from Proto-Germanic *khludai (cf. Dutch luid, German laut). Paired with clear since at least c.1650.
In addition to the idioms beginning with loud
- loud and clear
- loud mouth
- actions speak louder than words
- big (loud) mouth
- for crying out loud
- out loud
- think aloud
- (loud enough) to wake the dead