loud

[ loud ]
/ laʊd /

adjective, loud·er, loud·est.

adverb

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

Idioms

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

Origin of loud

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

SYNONYMS FOR loud

1 resounding; deafening; stentorian. 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.
5 gaudy, flashy, showy.

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British Dictionary definitions for loudly

loud

/ (laʊd) /

adjective

adverb

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

Derived Forms

loudly, adverbloudness, noun

Word Origin for loud

Old English hlud; related to Old Swedish hlūd, German laut
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Idioms and Phrases with loudly

loud


In addition to the idioms beginning with loud

  • loud and clear
  • loud mouth

also see:

  • 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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