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adjective loud pronunciation in American English /laʊd/
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  1. 1
    used for describing a sound that is strong and very easy to hear
    There was a loud knocking on the door.
    The music is deafeningly loud.
    in a loud voice: He said, “Can I help you?” in a very loud voice.
  2. 4
    formal expressing an opinion very often or very clearly
    be loud in your support/opposition: Congress has been loud in its opposition to the new legislation.
    1. a.
      used about the opinion itself
      There has been loud condemnation of the policy from all sides.

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noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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