Origin of Loude
From Middle English loude, lude, from Old English hlȳd (“noise, sound, tumult, disturbance, dissension”), from Proto-Germanic *hlūdijō (“sound”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewe- (“to hear”). Cognate with Scots lood, luid (“sound, noise, tone, voice”), West Frisian lûd (“sound, voice, vote, say”), Dutch geluid (“sound”), German Laut (“sound”), Swedish ljud (“sound”), Icelandic hljóð (“sound”).
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