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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity;
- Example: "a group of loud children"
- Example: "loud thunder"
- Example: "her voice was too loud"
- Example: "loud trombones"

2. tastelessly showy;
- Example: "a flash car"
- Example: "a flashy ring"
- Example: "garish colors"
- Example: "a gaudy costume"
- Example: "loud sport shirts"
- Example: "a meretricious yet stylish book"
- Example: "tawdry ornaments"
[syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]

3. used chiefly as a direction or description in music;
- Example: "the forte passages in the composition"
[syn: forte, loud]


ADVERB (1)

1. with relatively high volume;
- Example: "the band played loudly"
- Example: "she spoke loudly and angrily"
- Example: "he spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear him"
- Example: "cried aloud for help"
[syn: loudly, loud, aloud]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loud \Loud\, adv. [AS. hl[=u]de.] With loudness; loudly. [1913 Webster] To speak loud in public assemblies. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loud \Loud\ (loud), a. [Compar. Louder (loud"[~e]r); superl. Loudest.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hl[=u]d; akin to OS. hl[=u]d, D. luid, OHG. l[=u]t, G. laut, L. -clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. klyto`s heard, loud, famous, kly`ein to hear, Skr. [,c]ru. [root]41. Cf. Client, Listen, Slave a serf.] 1. Having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as, a loud cry; loud thunder. [1913 Webster] They were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. --Luke xxiii. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. Clamorous; boisterous. [1913 Webster] She is loud and stubborn. --Prov. vii. 11. [1913 Webster] 3. Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united effort. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 4. Ostentatious; likely to attract attention; gaudy; as, a loud style of dress; loud colors. [Slang] Syn: Noisy; boisterous; vociferous; clamorous; obstreperous; turbulent; blustering; vehement. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

loud adv 1: with relatively high volume; "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" [syn: loudly, loud, aloud] [ant: quietly, softly] adj 1: characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones" [ant: soft] 2: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy] 3: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition" [syn: forte, loud] [ant: piano, soft]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "loud": aloud, blaring, blatant, blinding, booming, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced, chintzy, clamant, clamorous, coarse, colorful, crass, crude, crying, deafening, demanding, draining, ear-piercing, ear-rending, ear-splitting, earsplitting, earthshaking, earthy, exacting, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, extravagant, flagrant, flaring, flashy, flaunting, forte, fortemente, fortissimo, full, fulminating, garish, gaudy, glaring, gorgeous, grasping, gross, harsh, hoarse, importunate, in full cry, insistent, instant, intense, jazzy, loud-sounding, loudish, loudly, lurid, lustily, meretricious, noisily, noisy, obnoxious, obscene, obtrusive, offensive, ostentatious, overbright, pealing, penetrating, persistent, pertinacious, piercing, plangent, pressing, pungent, raucous, raw, reeking, resonant, resounding, resoundingly, ribald, ringing, ringingly, roaring, rough, rude, screaming, sensational, shameless, showy, shrieking, snazzy, sonorous, spectacular, splashy, stentoraphonic, stentorian, stentorious, stertorous, strident, tasteless, tawdry, taxing, thundering, thunderous, tinsel, tonitruant, tonitruous, uproariously, urgent, vulgar, window-rattling