From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloudloud1 /laʊd/ ●●● S2 W3 adjective (comparative louder, superlative loudest) 🔊 🔊 1 LOUD/NOISYmaking a lot of noise opp quiet 🔊 The book fell to the floor with a loud bang. 🔊 The music was so loud that I had to shout. 🔊 ‘Who’s there?’ asked David in a loud voice.2 LOUD/NOISYsomeone who is loud talks too loudly and confidently 🔊 The more Tom drank, the louder he became.3 DCCCCloud clothes are too bright or have too many bright patterns syn garish, gaudy 🔊 a loud checked suit4 → be loud in your praise/opposition/support etc —loudly adverb 🔊 Ben laughed loudly. 🔊 She spoke more loudly than she intended. —loudness noun [uncountable]THESAURUSloud making a lot of noise – used about sounds, voices, or musica loud explosionHe was talking in a very loud voice.The music was too loud.noisy making a lot of noise – used about people, machines, and places that are too loudThe traffic was so noisy.noisy neighboursa noisy barrowdy rowdy people behave in a noisy and uncontrolled way. A rowdy place such as a bar is full of noisy people, often behaving badlyrowdy football fansa rowdy barraucous /ˈrɔːkəs $ ˈrɒː-/ especially written unpleasantly loud – used about the excited sound of groups of peopleraucous laughterraucous crowdsresounding [only before noun] used to describe a loud noise when something hits another thing, that seems to continue for a few seconds. Also used about people cheering or shouting loudlyThe door hit the wall with a resounding crash.a resounding cheervery loudthunderous extremely loud and deep in soundHis remarks received thunderous applause from the audience.deafening /ˈdefənɪŋ/ so loud that you cannot hear anything elseThe noise was deafening – like a thousand fireworks going off at one time. People living near airports suffer the deafening sound of aircraft taking off and landing.ear-splitting so loud that your ears feel uncomfortableHe played the music at ear-splitting volume.piercing extremely loud, high, and unpleasant to heara piercing screamCOLLOCATIONS CHECKloud sound/voice/musicnoisy person/place/machine/trafficrowdy crowd/fans/barraucous laughter/crowd/atmosphereresounding thud/crash/cheer/applausethunderous applausedeafening sound/noisepiercing voice/scream/whistle/sound
Examples from the Corpusloud• The TV's too loud.• Bloom is loud and aggressive.• Hatecore, as the music is known, is gruff, loud and guitar-driven.• He was loud and self-confident, but he had a right to be: he had a knack for picking winners.• Three seconds later there was a loud bang and the hall was filled with smoke.• The music's too loud. Can you turn it down?• Woolley released three loud chords, and started on a ponderous version of the Sailors' Horn pipe.• There was a loud clang and Broomhead cursed vehemently, pulling on the reins.• The boy gave a loud cry of pain.• a loud explosion• a loud purple jacket• Underline the follow-up by means of a loud shout to show that you have unified mental resolve and physical effort in the technique.• Three falls, loud voices, no beating.