loudness loudness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
  2. (n) tasteless showiness

Usage(s):

  1. It is not pained by loudness until the sound is about ten trillion times as intense as a whisper at the threshold of hearing.
  2. No wild behavior, no profanity, no risk, loudness or recklessness of the kind Phil exhibited.
  3. Subtitled foreign films are favorites at the Student Union, while the No Name Band, a campus rock ensemble whose primary virtue is its loudness, entertains at dances.

News

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Quotes

  1. "Public discourse should not sink to the level of the gutter," said Tutu. "Debate can be vigorous and animated, but in the end it has to be the cogency of the argument, and not the loudness and barbarity of language, that will win the day."
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Desmond Tutu Source: Ecumenical News International

  2. "My solution to the problem, the loudness issues we may or may not have, is to lower the beer prices to five bucks a beer," Memphis forward Shane Battier said. "That would solve a lot of problems. If I was commissioner, that'd be my first...
    on Apr 8, 2006 By: Shane Battier Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "We need some loudness every once in a while," Chavez said. "And coming from a guy who's had some"
    on Apr 26, 2010 By: Eric Chavez Source: San Jose Mercury News

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