Loud Loud (loud), a. [Compar. {Louder} (loud"[~e]r); superl. {Loudest}.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hl[=u]d; akin to OS. hl[=u]d, D. luid, OHG. l[=u]t, G. laut, L. -clutus, in inclutus, inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr. klyto`s heard, loud, famous, kly`ein to hear, Skr. [,c]ru. [root]41. 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. [1913 Webster]

They were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. --Luke xxiii. 23. [1913 Webster]

2. Clamorous; boisterous. [1913 Webster]

She is loud and stubborn. --Prov. vii. 11. [1913 Webster]

3. Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united effort. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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