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"loud" in American English

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loudadjective, adverb [-er/-est only]

us   /lɑʊd/
having or producing a large amount 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
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"loud" in British English

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loudadjective, adverb

uk   /laʊd/ us   /laʊd/
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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loudadjective

uk   /laʊd/ us   /laʊd/ disapproving
loudness
noun [U] uk   /ˈlaʊd.nəs/ us   /ˈlaʊd.nəs/
Differences in loudness are measured in decibels.
(Definition of loud from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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