Definition of 'loud'
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The practical effect is to make audio sound louder and more monotonous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It makes the noise of a loud hairdryer and gives you an instant headache. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is the loud and clear message. The Sun (2016)Luckily the alarm was loud enough for help to arrive. The Sun (2016)At very loud volumes there is also the danger it will damage your hearing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You might have felt better to say that out loud too. The Sun (2016)The sun dives deep into the foundations of your chart to give you a calm self-assurance that gets better results than other louder, boastful voices. The Sun (2016)Loud noises are sounded behind their heads. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)Suddenly his voice rang loud and harsh. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe best way to ensure that your dialogue feels true is to read it out loud. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But there was a loud bang and he collapsed in the chair. The Sun (2008)All are guilty of turning up the volume far too loud when listening to music through headphones. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You will laugh out loud frequently but also be moved to tears at times by her story. The Sun (2008)Sometimes her moans are loud enough to be heard three courts away. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The price signal is now being heard loud and clear. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yesterday he took the risky step of saying something out loud. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They showed me the sign and made me say it out loud three times. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His whoop of delight was the loudest sound all day. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Please also read this out loud for the court. FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)Laugh long and loud and make other people laugh. The Sun (2014)It really is ridiculously fast and very loud. The Sun (2011)This was not hard given that they were extremely loud and obnoxious whilst boarding and finding their seats. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its voice was loud and harsh. The Railway Children (1906)It wasn't anything particularly loud or noisy that he was playing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'loud'
British English: loud /laʊd/ ADJECTIVE
If a noise is loud, the level of sound is very high and it can be easily heard. Someone or something that is loud produces a lot of noise.
Suddenly there was a loud bang.
- American English: loud
- Arabic: مَدُو
- Brazilian Portuguese: alto voz
- Chinese: 大声的
- Croatian: glasan
- Czech: hlasitý
- Danish: høj
- Dutch: luid
- European Spanish: chillón
- Finnish: äänekäs
- French: bruyant
- German: laut
- Greek: ηχηρός
- Italian: rumoroso
- Japanese: 大声の
- Korean: 소리가 큰
- Norwegian: høylytt
- Polish: głośny
- European Portuguese: alto voz
- Romanian: tarevolum sonor
- Russian: громкий
- Spanish: chillón
- Swedish: högljudd
- Thai: ดัง
- Turkish: gürültülü
- Ukrainian: гучний
- Vietnamese: to
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