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loud

 
 
pronunciation:
laUd
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: louder, loudest
definition 1: having a large amount of sound; easily heard.
The dish made a loud crash when it fell to the floor.
synonyms:
noisy
antonyms:
low, quiet, soft
similar words:
crashing, harsh, pealing, roaring
definition 2: tastelessly bright in color; gaudy.
He wore a loud jacket to the dance.
synonyms:
gaudy
similar words:
bold, showy, tasteless, vulgar
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: louder, loudest
definition: in a loud way; loudly.
You'll have to speak loud to be heard over the noisy crowd.
synonyms:
noisily
antonyms:
quietly, softly
derivations: loudly (adv.), loudness (n.)
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  • loudly:
    in a loud way.
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