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loud

[ loud ]
/ laʊd /
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adjective, loud·er, loud·est.

adverb

in a loud manner; loudly: Don't talk so loud.

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Idioms for 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”
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for loud

loud
/ (laʊd) /

adjective

adverb

in a loud manner
out loud audibly, as distinct from silently
loudly, adverbloudness, noun
Old English hlud; related to Old Swedish hlūd, German laut
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Idioms and Phrases with loud

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