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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]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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