- with the normal voice; not silently; aloud
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Origin of Loud
From Middle English loud, lud, from Old English hlÅ«d (“loud, noisy, sounding, sonorous"), from Proto-Germanic *hlūþaz (“heard"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewtos (“heard, famous"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew- (“to hear"). Akin to Scots loud, lowd (“loud"), West Frisian lûd (“loud"), Dutch luid (“loud"), Low German lud (“loud"), German laut (“loud"), Irish clú (“repute"), Welsh clywed (“heard"), clod (“praise"), Latin inclutus (“famous"), Tocharian A/B klots/klautso 'ear', klyostär 'heard', Ancient Greek κλυτός (klútós, “famous"), Albanian quaj (“to name, call"), shquar (“famous, notorious"), Old Armenian Õ¬Õ¸Ö‚ (lu, “the act of hearing"), Old Church Slavonic слава (slava, “glory"), слово (slovo, “word"), Sanskrit श्रव (Å›ráva, “glory"). More at listen.
Middle English from Old English hlūd kleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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