adjective, loud·er, loud·est.
Origin of loud
Examples from the Web for loudly
Priests often preach support for the regime to their congregations, many of whom loudly dissent.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her new friends jump to her defense and loudly tell the clerk to back off.
“The fact that the left reacted so loudly” told him it was working, Jindal said.
They compared outfits, loudly greeted friends, tapped on their iPhones.The Drama of Being a Model: Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill Land in Fashion Week|Allison McNearney|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now they stripped down and loudly, laughingly dove into the cooling water.
The dog stopped at the outside edge of the hole, and barked as loudly as he could.Six Little Bunkers at Grandma Bell's|Laura Lee Hope
It materialised in newspaper men calling out so loudly that no words whatever could be heard.The Forsyte Saga, Complete|John Galsworthy
"You had better go," said Mrs. Carbuncle,—loudly and very severely.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
Is this the illustrious doctor whom the greatest men of the age, Erasmus and Reuchlin, extol so loudly?History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
He had chums visit him, and they would laugh and talk so loudly, I couldnt help hearing them.The Luminous Face|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for loudly
Word Origin for loud
Word Origin and History for loudly (1 of 2)
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.
Idioms and Phrases with loudly
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