HyperDic: loud

English > 4 senses of the word loud:
ADJECTIVEallloudcharacterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
allloud, brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashytastelessly showy
allloud, forteused chiefly as a direction or description in music
ADVERBallloud, loudly, aloudwith relatively high volume
loud > pronunciation
Soundslaw'd
Rhymesaloud ... unbowed: 15 rhymes with awd...
English > loud: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity.
Examples
  • "a group of loud children"
  • "loud thunder"
  • "her voice was too loud"
  • "loud trombones"
Attribute ofvolume, loudness, intensityThe magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
NarrowerbigLoud and firm
blaring, blastingunpleasantly loud and penetrating
clarionLoud and clear
deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thunderyLoud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
earthshakingLoud enough to shake the very earth
harsh-voicedHaving an unusually harsh sound
loud-mouthedgiven to loud offensive talk / talk
loud-voicedHaving an unusually loud voice
shatteringseemingly loud enough to break something
shouted, yelledIn a vehement outcry
trumpet-likeresembling the sound of a trumpet
vocalFull of the sound of voices
See alsoaudible, hearableheard or perceptible by the ear
noisyFull of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
Oppositesoft(of sound) relatively low in volume
Spanishfuerte
Catalanalt, fort
Nounsloudnessthe magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
Adverbsloudlywith relatively high volume
English > loud: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtastelessly showy.
Example "loud sport shirts"
Synonymsbrassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
Broadertastelesslacking aesthetic or social taste
Spanishchillón, estridente, hortera, llamativo, vistoso, vulgar
Catalancridaner, estrident, llampant, vulgar
Nounsloudnesstasteless showiness
English > loud: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningUsed chiefly as a direction or description in music.
Synonymforte
Narrowerfortementechiefly a direction or description in music
fortissimochiefly a direction or description in music
Oppositepiano, softUsed chiefly as a direction or description in music
Spanishalto, forte, fuerte
Nounsloudnessthe magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
English > loud: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith relatively high volume.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymsloudly, aloud
Oppositesoftly, quietlyWith low volume
Spanishen voz alta, ruidosamente
Catalansorollosament

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