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1. loud

adjective. ['ˈlaʊd'] characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity.

Synonyms

  • thunderous
  • shattering
  • trumpet-like
  • big
  • clarion
  • loud-voiced
  • intensity
  • deafening
  • earthshaking
  • noisy
  • loud-mouthed
  • earsplitting
  • yelled
  • thundery
  • harsh-voiced
  • hearable
  • blaring
  • shouted
  • blasting
  • audible
  • volume
  • loudness

Antonyms

  • softness
  • inaudible
  • quiet
  • uncommunicative

Etymology

  • loud (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Loud

  • overcrowd
  • disavowed
  • disallowed
  • mcleod
  • macleod
  • enshroud
  • unbowed
  • stroud
  • endowed
  • shroud
  • proud
  • plowed
  • ploughed
  • odowd
  • o'dowd
  • crowd
  • browed
  • avowed
  • allowed
  • abboud
  • wowed
  • vowed
  • sowed
  • how'd
  • houde
  • goude
  • dowd
  • doud
  • daoud
  • cowed

How do you pronounce loud?

Pronounce loud as laʊd.

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Example sentences of the word loud


1. Adjective
Breathing through the mouth rather than the nose during sleep is associated with loud snoring.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Allow the children to write their opinion on each topic on paper or converse out loud.

Quotes containing the word loud


1. Loud is a way of life.
- Steven Adler

2. My mother hoped I would meet a nice doctor or barrister or accountant who would marry me and take me to live in what is now called Fashionable Dublin Four. But she felt that this was a vain hope. I was a bit loud to make a nice professional wife, and anyway, I was too keen on spending my holidays in far flung places to meet any of these people.
- Maeve Binchy

3. In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. 'Work hard. Don't quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.'
- Michael Keaton

2. loud-voiced

adjective. having an unusually loud voice.

Antonyms

  • softness

3. loud-hailer

noun. a portable loudspeaker with built-in microphone and amplifier.

Synonyms

  • loud hailer
  • speaker system
  • bullhorn
  • loudspeaker system
  • loudspeaker
  • speaker

4. loud-mouthed

adjective. given to loud offensive talk.

Antonyms

  • softness

5. loud

adjective. ['ˈlaʊd'] tastelessly showy.

Synonyms

  • trashy
  • brassy
  • cheap
  • tatty
  • tacky
  • flashy
  • gaudy
  • tawdry
  • tasteless
  • gimcrack
  • garish
  • flash

Antonyms

  • stingy
  • humble
  • nonpregnant
  • immature

Etymology

  • loud (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. loud

adverb. ['ˈlaʊd'] with relatively high volume.

Synonyms

  • aloud

Antonyms

  • inconspicuous
  • ungenerous

Etymology

  • loud (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. loud

adjective. ['ˈlaʊd'] used chiefly as a direction or description in music.

Synonyms

  • fortemente
  • forte

Antonyms

  • propitious
  • small
  • little

Etymology

  • loud (Middle English (1100-1500))
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