Definition of loudly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlaʊdli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaʊdli//
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in a way that makes a lot of noise She screamed as loudly as she could. Which Word?loud / loudly / aloud Loudly is the usual adverb from the adjective loud:The audience laughed loudly at the joke. Loud is very common as an adverb in informal language. It is nearly always used in phrases such as loud enough, as loud as or with too, very, so, etc:Don’t play your music too loud. I shouted as loud as I could. Louder is also used in informal styles to mean ‘more loudly’:Can you speak louder? Out loud is a common adverb meaning ‘so that people can hear’:Can you read the letter out loud? He laughed out loud at his own joke. Aloud has the same meaning but is fairly formal. It can also mean ‘in a loud voice’.