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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loud  \Loud\,  adv  [AS.  hl[=u]de.] 
  With  loudness;  loudly. 
  To  speak  loud  in  public  assemblies.  --Addison. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loud  \Loud\,  a.  [Compar.  {Louder};  superl.  {Loudest}.]  [OE. 
  loud,  lud,  AS  hl?d;  akin  to  OS  hl?d,  D.  luid,  OHG.  l?t,  G. 
  laut,  L.  -clutus,  in  inclutus  inclitus  celebrated, 
  renowned,  cluere  to  be  called  Gr  ?  heard,  loud,  famous,  ? 
  to  hear,  Skr.  ?ru.  ?.  Cf  {Client},  {Listen},  {Slave}  a 
  1.  Having  making,  or  being  a  strong  or  great  sound;  noisy; 
  striking  the  ear  with  great  force;  as  a  loud  cry;  loud 
  They  were  instant  with  loud  voices,  requiring  that 
  he  might  be  crucified.  --Luke  xxiii. 
  2.  Clamorous;  boisterous. 
  She  is  loud  and  stubborn.  --Prov.  vii. 
  3.  Emphatic;  impressive;  urgent;  as  a  loud  call  for  united 
  effort.  [Colloq.] 
  4.  Ostentatious;  likely  to  attract  attention;  gaudy;  as  a 
  loud  style  of  dress;  loud  colors.  [Slang] 
  Syn:  Noisy;  boisterous;  vociferous;  clamorous;  obstreperous; 
  turbulent;  blustering;  vehement. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  or  producing  sound  of  great  volume  or 
  intensity;  "a  group  of  loud  children";  "loud  thunder"; 
  "her  voice  was  too  loud";  "loud  trombones"  [ant:  {soft}] 
  2:  tastelessly  showy;  "a  flash  car";  "a  flashy  ring";  "garish 
  colors";  "a  gaudy  costume";  "loud  sport  shirts";  "a 
  meretricious  yet  stylish  book";  "tawdry  ornaments"  [syn:  {brassy}, 
  {cheap},  {flash},  {flashy},  {garish},  {gaudy},  {gimcrack}, 
  {meretricious},  {tacky},  {tatty},  {tawdry},  {trashy}] 
  3:  used  chiefly  as  a  direction  or  description  in  music;  "the 
  forte  passages  in  the  composition"  [syn:  {forte}]  [ant:  {piano}] 
  adv  :  with  relatively  high  volume;  "the  band  played  loudly";  "she 
  spoke  loudly  and  angrily";  "he  spoke  loud  enough  for 
  those  at  the  back  of  the  room  to  hear  him";  "cried 
  aloud  for  help"  [syn:  {loudly},  {aloud}]  [ant:  {softly}] 

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