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Topic: COLOURS

Language: Old English
Origin: hlud

loud

1 adjective
     
loud1 comparative louder, superlative loudest
1 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.
2 someone who is loud talks too loudly and confidently:
The more Tom drank, the louder he became.
3CC loud clothes are too bright or have too many bright patterns [= garish, gaudy]:
a loud checked suit
4

be loud in your praise/opposition/support etc

to express your approval or disapproval very strongly:
The local business community was loud in its support for the scheme.
loudly adverb:
Ben laughed loudly.
She spoke more loudly than she intended.
loudness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: loud WORD FOCUS: loud
similar words: noisy, booming, raucous, rowdy

extremely loud: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous
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