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English adjective: loud

1. loud characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity


SamplesA group of loud children.
Loud thunder.
Her voice was too loud.
Loud trombones.


Similarbig, blaring, blasting, clarion, deafening, earsplitting, earthshaking, harsh-voiced, loud-mouthed, loud-voiced, shattering, shouted, thunderous, thundery, trumpet-like, vocal, yelled


See alsoaudible, hearable, noisy


Attributeintensity, loudness, volume


Antonymssoft

2. loud tastelessly showy


SamplesA flash car.
A flashy ring.
Garish colors.
A gaudy costume.
Loud sport shirts.
A meretricious yet stylish book.
Tawdry ornaments.


Synonymsbrassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy


Similartasteless


Antonymstasteful

3. loud used chiefly as a direction or description in music


SamplesThe forte passages in the composition.


Synonymsforte


Similarfortemente, fortissimo


Antonymspiano, soft


English adverb: loud

1. loud with relatively high volume


SamplesThe band played loudly.
She spoke loudly and angrily.
He spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear him.
Cried aloud for help.


Synonymsaloud, loudly


Antonymsquietly, softly









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