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adjective loud pronunciation in American English /laʊd/
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adjectiveloud
comparativelouder
superlativeloudest
  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.
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  2. 3
    very bright in a way that does not show good taste
    a loud patterned shirt
  3. 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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loudly

adverb

loudness

noun [uncountable]
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