Definition of loud adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//laʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//laʊd//
    (louder, loudest) Describing annoying traits, Describing clothes
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  1. 1  making a lot of noise loud laughter a deafeningly loud bang She spoke in a very loud voice. That music's too loud—please turn it down.
  2. 2  (of a person or their behaviour) talking very loudly, too much and in a way that is annoying See related entries: Describing annoying traits
  3. 3(of colours, patterns, etc.) too bright and lacking good taste synonym gaudy, garish See related entries: Describing clothes
  4. Word OriginOld English hlūd, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch luid, German laut, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘hear’, shared by Greek kluein ‘hear’, klutos ‘famous’ and Latin cluere ‘be famous’.Extra examples She turned the radio up loud. Tommy’s voice came loud and clear from the back row. He wore a loud checked jacket and a green tie. I heard a loud scream and rushed to the door. That music’s too loud—please turn it down. There was a loud bang and a big puff of smoke. There was a series of deafeningly loud explosions. There was loud applause as the young man was led up to receive his prize.
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