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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Loud \Loud\ (loud), a. [Compar. Louder (loud"[~e]r); superl.
Loudest.] [OE. loud, lud, AS. hl[=u]d; akin to OS. hl[=u]d,
D. luid, OHG. l[=u]t, G. laut, L. -clutus, in inclutus,
inclitus, celebrated, renowned, cluere to be called, Gr.
klyto`s heard, loud, famous, kly`ein to hear, Skr. [,c]ru.
[root]41. Cf. Client, Listen, Slave a serf.]
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
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.
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