(of sound) strongly audible; having exceptional volume or intensity: loud talking;loud thunder;loud whispers.
making, emitting, or uttering strongly audible sounds: a quartet of loud trombones.
clamorous, vociferous, or blatant; noisy: a loud party;a loud demonstration.
emphatic or insistent: to be loud in one's praises;a loud denial.
garish, conspicuous, or ostentatious, as colors, dress, or the wearer of garish dress: loud ties;a loud dresser.
obtrusively vulgar, as manners or persons.
strong or offensive in smell.
in a loud manner; loudly: Don't talk so loud.
Idioms about loud
- loud·ly, adverb
- loud·ness, noun
- o·ver·loud, adjective
- o·ver·loud·ly, adverb
- un·loud·ly, adjective
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How to use loud in a sentence
It flies along a preset path and makes a loud buzzing noise while filming to avoid catching anyone unawares.Believe it or not, the house drone is not Amazon’s most interesting new feature | Aaron Pressman | September 25, 2020 | Fortune
Additionally, the company said that the drone was deliberately designed to be loud, so that people know when they’re being recorded.Amazon debuted a long list of products today. Here are 3 standouts | jonathanvanian2015 | September 24, 2020 | Fortune
It only records when it’s moving and it’s “built-to be loud” so it won’t sneak up on you.Amazon’s Fall 2020 products announcements include a security camera drone that flies around your house | Stan Horaczek | September 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
They measured the background noise in sparrows' territories and as well the characteristics of their calls—the highs and lows, and how loud they were.Bird songs got sexier during the COVID-19 shutdown | Ula Chrobak | September 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
The deputy chairman then made a decision based on his perception of which side is louder.Why are India’s farmers and politicians opposing the new agriculture reforms? | Manavi Kapur | September 21, 2020 | Quartz
For every nanosecond that I miraculously lift off the ground, I land with an inordinately loud thud.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Every other band I had been in had been pretty loud, you could never hear the vocals.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll | James Joiner | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.
I called out several times, as loud as I could raise my voice, but all to no purpose.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
This was such a ridiculous idea that Davy threw back his head, and laughed long and loud.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
"Mind what I told you, Henery," he whispered very loud, glaring at Mr. Holmes.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
At the store he would never have given in, but he was not accustomed to hearing so loud a murmur of approval greet the opposition.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for loud
(of sound) relatively great in volume: a loud shout
making or able to make sounds of relatively great volume: a loud voice
clamorous, insistent, and emphatic: loud protests
(of colours, designs, etc) offensive or obtrusive to look at
characterized by noisy, vulgar, and offensive behaviour
in a loud manner
out loud audibly, as distinct from silently
- loudly, adverb
- loudness, noun
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
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
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