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"loud" in British English

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loudadjective, adverb

uk   us   /laʊd/
A2 making a lot of ​noise: a loud ​explosion/​noise/​voice I ​heard a loud ​bang and then ​sawblacksmoke. Could you ​speak a little louder, ​please?

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loudadjective

uk   us   /laʊd/ disapproving
(of ​clothes) having ​unpleasantlybrightcolours or too ​strongpatterns, or (of a ​person) ​demandingattention and ​talking and ​laughingloudly: You shouldn't ​wear anything too loud to a ​jobinterview. The men at the ​bar were loud and ​obnoxious.
loudness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Differences in loudness are ​measured in ​decibels.
(Definition of loud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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loudadjective, adverb [-er/-est only]

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

loudadjective [-er/-est only]

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