English adjective: loud
|1.||loud characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity|
|Samples||A group of loud children.|
Her voice was too loud.
|Similar||big, blaring, blasting, clarion, deafening, earsplitting, earthshaking, harsh-voiced, loud-mouthed, loud-voiced, shattering, shouted, thunderous, thundery, trumpet-like, vocal, yelled|
|See also||audible, hearable, noisy|
|Attribute||intensity, loudness, volume|
|2.||loud tastelessly showy|
|Samples||A flash car.|
A flashy ring.
A gaudy costume.
Loud sport shirts.
A meretricious yet stylish book.
|Synonyms||brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy|
|3.||loud used chiefly as a direction or description in music|
|Samples||The forte passages in the composition.|
English adverb: loud
|1.||loud with relatively high volume|
|Samples||The 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.