Definition of “loud” - English Dictionary

“loud” in British English

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loudadjective, adverb

uk /laʊd/ us /laʊd/

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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“loud” in American English

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loudadjective, adverb [ -er/-est only ]

us /lɑʊd/

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 us /ˈlɑʊd·li/

"What does she want now?" he asked loudly.
loudness
noun [ U ] us /ˈlɑʊd·nəs/

Differences in loudness are measured in decibels.

Idiom(s)

loudadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /lɑʊd/

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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