loude

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English loude, lude, from Old English hlȳd (noise, sound, tumult, disturbance, dissension), from Proto-Germanic *hlūdijō (sound), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewe- (to hear). Cognate with Scots lood, luid (sound, noise, tone, voice), West Frisian lûd (sound, voice, vote, say), Dutch geluid (sound), German Laut (sound), Swedish ljud (sound), Icelandic hljóð (sound).

Noun[edit]

loude (plural loudes)

  1. (obsolete) Sound.

Middle English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

loude

  1. loud