loud


loud
1 adjective
1 making a lot of noise: a loud bang | That music's too loud.
2 someone who is loud talks too loudly and confidently: The more Tom drank, the louder he became.
3 loud clothes are unpleasantly bright: Butch was wearing a loud checked suit.
4 be loud in your praise/opposition etc to express your approval or disapproval very strongly
- loudly adverb - loudness noun (U) 2 adverb
1 loudly: Could you speak a little louder? | You've got the telly on too loud.
2 loud and clear in a way that is very easily understood: Sally got her message across loud and clear.
3 out loud in such a way that people can hear you; aloud: Read it out loud, so we can all hear. | If you've got anything to say, say it out loud. | laugh out loud: Leo laughed out loud at her suggestion.
-see also: actions speak louder than words action (15), for crying out loud cry 1 (8)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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