Loud (?), a. [Compar. Louder (?); superl. Loudest.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hld; akin to OS. hld, D. luid, OHG. lt, G. laut, L. -clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. heard, loud, famous, to hear, Skr. ru. . 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.

They were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. Luke xxiii. 23.

2.

Clamorous; boisterous.

She is loud and stubborn. Prov. vii. 11.

3.

Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united effort.

[Colloq.]

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.

 

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Loud, adv. [AS. hl&umac;de.]

With loudness; loudly.

To speak loud in public assemblies. Addison.

 

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