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loud

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

adjective uk   /laʊd/ disapproving us  
(of clothes) having unpleasantly bright colours or too strong patterns, or (of a person) demanding attention and talking and laughing loudly: You shouldn't wear anything too loud to a job interview. The men at the bar were loud and obnoxious.
loudness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Differences in loudness are measured in decibels.
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