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adjective British English pronunciation: loud /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.

  2. 4
    formal expressing an opinion very often or very clearly
    be loud in your support/opposition:

    The trade unions have been loud in their opposition to privatization.

    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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