1. [ adjective ] characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity

"a group of loud children" "loud thunder" "her voice was too loud" "loud trombones"

Related terms: soft big deafening shattering shouted loud-voiced earthshaking clarion vocal loud-mouthed blaring noisy audible volume
2. [ adverb ] with relatively high volume
Synonyms: loudly aloud

"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"

Related terms: softly
3. [ adjective ] tastelessly showy
Synonyms: tawdry cheap gaudy flashy meretricious tatty garish tacky trashy gimcrack flash brassy

"a flash car" "a flashy ring" "garish colors" "a gaudy costume" "loud sport shirts" "a meretricious yet stylish book" "tawdry ornaments"

Related terms: tasteless
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19077
5. [ adjective ] (music) used chiefly as a direction or description in music
Synonyms: forte

"the forte passages in the composition"

Related terms: piano fortissimo fortemente
Similar spelling:   Loudy