- The definition of loud is having a high volume or intensity.
An example of something loud is music that can be heard three houses down the street.
loud definition by Webster's New World
- striking with force on the organs of hearing; strongly audible: said of sound
- making a sound or sounds of great intensity: a loud bell
- clamorous; emphatic; insistent: loud denials
- Informal too vivid; flashy
- Informal unrefined; vulgar
- Dialectal strong or offensive, as in smell
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English hlud, akin to German laut ; from Indo-European base an unverified form leu-, to hear, listen from source Classical Latin cluere, to be spoken of, esteemed
loud definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective loud·er, loud·est
- Characterized by high volume and intensity. Used of sound.
- Producing sound of high volume and intensity.
- Clamorous and insistent: loud denials.
- a. Having offensively bright colors: a loud necktie.b. Having an offensively strong odor.c. Offensive in manner.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English hlūd; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.
- loudˈly adverb
- loudˈness noun
loud - Phrases/Idioms