loud1 comparative louder, superlative loudest
making a lot of noise [≠ 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.
someone who is loud talks too loudly and confidently:
The more Tom drank, the louder he became.
loud clothes are too bright or have too many bright patterns [= garish, gaudy]:
a loud checked suit
to express your approval or disapproval very strongly:
The local business community was loud in its support for the scheme.
Ben laughed loudly.
She spoke more loudly than she intended.
—loudness noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: loud
similar words: noisy, booming, raucous, rowdy
extremely loud: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous