loud loud  /ˈlaʊd/


  1. (adj) characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
  2. (adj) tastelessly showy
  3. (adj) used chiefly as a direction or description in music
  4. (adv) with relatively high volume



  1. I even advocate that people listen to music as loud as they want.
  2. It was loud and it was tinny, but we drove that car across the country three times and it never failed us.
  3. I had everything I needed to put a stop to too-loud public blathering--except a battery pack.


  1. Police cracking down on loud exhaust

    AUBURN — Police are ramping up efforts to prevent vehicles with loud exhaust noise from disturbing residents during the summer months. Loud exhaust noise has been and continues to be a problem in the city, police Chief Phillip L. Crowell Jr. said.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Lewiston Sun Journal

  2. Loud Noise Results In Lock Up

    A loud noise complaint at a Sterling home this morning resulted in one man facing numerous charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Leesburg Today

  3. Offbeat: Loud speakers, a bad house guest and Flint Township Police Det. Sgt. Randy Kimes retires

    You know those annoying people who blare their speakers in their car. They're so loud your whole car shakes when they pull up next to you at a stop light and you wonder how their ear drums don't explode.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Flint Journal


  1. "I want to say it as loud as I possibly can. I'm innocent. I'm very innocent," Thomas, 46, said outside the courtroom.
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Isiah Thomas Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "We stand united in saying loud and clear that when we've got a troop in harm's way, we expect that troop to be fully funded," Bush said, surrounded by Republicans on the North Portico, "and we got commanders making tough decisions on the...
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

  3. "It is something we'll look at," Goodell said yesterday. "We heard the fans loud and clear. We want every game to be competitive."
    on Jan 4, 2010 By: Roger Goodell Source: Boston Globe

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