|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|
"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"
|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"
|4.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19077|
|5.||[ adjective ] (music) used chiefly as a direction or description in music|
"the forte passages in the composition"
|Related terms:||piano fortissimo fortemente|