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 for loud
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loud \Loud\, adv. [AS. hl[=u]de.]
     With loudness; loudly.
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           To speak loud in public assemblies.      --Addison.
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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
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              They were instant with loud voices, requiring that
              he might be crucified.                --Luke xxiii.
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     2. Clamorous; boisterous.
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              She is loud and stubborn.             --Prov. vii.
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     3. Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united
        effort. [Colloq.]
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: with relatively high volume; "the band played loudly";
             "she spoke loudly and angrily"; "he spoke loud enough for
             those at the back of the room to hear him"; "cried aloud
             for help" [syn: loudly, loud, aloud] [ant:
             quietly, softly]
      adj 1: characterized by or producing sound of great volume or
             intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder";
             "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones" [ant: soft]
      2: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish
         colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a
         meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn:
         brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy,
         gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty,
         tawdry, trashy]
      3: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the
         forte passages in the composition" [syn: forte, loud]
         [ant: piano, soft]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "loud":
     aloud, blaring, blatant, blinding, booming, brassy, brazen,
     brazenfaced, chintzy, clamant, clamorous, coarse, colorful, crass,
     crude, crying, deafening, demanding, draining, ear-piercing,
     ear-rending, ear-splitting, earsplitting, earthshaking, earthy,
     exacting, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, extravagant, flagrant,
     flaring, flashy, flaunting, forte, fortemente, fortissimo, full,
     fulminating, garish, gaudy, glaring, gorgeous, grasping, gross,
     harsh, hoarse, importunate, in full cry, insistent, instant,
     intense, jazzy, loud-sounding, loudish, loudly, lurid, lustily,
     meretricious, noisily, noisy, obnoxious, obscene, obtrusive,
     offensive, ostentatious, overbright, pealing, penetrating,
     persistent, pertinacious, piercing, plangent, pressing, pungent,
     raucous, raw, reeking, resonant, resounding, resoundingly, ribald,
     ringing, ringingly, roaring, rough, rude, screaming, sensational,
     shameless, showy, shrieking, snazzy, sonorous, spectacular,
     splashy, stentoraphonic, stentorian, stentorious, stertorous,
     strident, tasteless, tawdry, taxing, thundering, thunderous,
     tinsel, tonitruant, tonitruous, uproariously, urgent, vulgar,

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