Loud - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |laʊd|  American pronunciation of the word loud
Brit.  |laʊd|  British pronunciation of the word loud


- tastelessly showy (syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy)
loud sport shirts


- with relatively high volume (syn: aloud, loudly)
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

Extra examples

She complained in a loud voice.

“Is the television loud enough?” “It's too loud!”

He's known for being loud and aggressive.

The band was starting to play a fast, loud number.

Mr. Jones received loud support from his local community.

His speech yesterday was very loud in condemnation of the media.

The book fell to the floor with a loud bang.

The music was so loud that I had to shout.

'Who's there?' asked David in a loud voice.

The more Tom drank, the louder he became.

Could you speak a little louder?

You've got the telly on too loud.

We heard a bird that had a very loud and unusual call.

A loud growl warned us of the bear's approach.

I laughed out loud when I saw him.

Word forms

comparative: louder
superlative: loudest
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