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English definition of “loud”

loud

adjective, adverb [-er/-est only]  /lɑʊd/ us  

loud adjective, adverb [-er/-est only] (NOISY)

having or producing a large amount of sound: a loud noise Would you speak a little louder, please?
loudly
adverb  /ˈlɑʊd·li/ us  
"What does she want now?" he asked loudly.
loudness
noun [U]  /ˈlɑʊd·nəs/ us  
Differences in loudness are measured in decibels.

loud

adjective [-er/-est only]  /lɑʊd/ us  

loud adjective [-er/-est only] (BRIGHT)

(of colors) too bright: a loud tie/pattern
(Definition of loud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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