loud

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  • enPR: loud, IPA(key): /laʊd/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊd

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English loude, loud, lud, from Old English hlūd (loud, noisy, sounding, sonorous), from Proto-West Germanic *hlūd, from Proto-Germanic *hlūdaz, *hlūþaz (heard), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewtos (heard, famous), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew- (to hear). More at listen.

Adjective[edit]

loud (comparative louder, superlative loudest)

  1. (of a sound) Of great intensity.
    Turn that music down; it's too loud.
  2. (of a person, thing, event, etc.) Noisy.
    a loud party that went on all night
  3. (of a person, event, etc.) Not subtle or reserved, brash.
  4. (of clothing, decorations, etc.) Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns; gaudy.
    a loud style of dress;  loud colors
    • 2006, Janis Mink, Joan Miró, →ISBN, page 22:
      In comparison with the loud Portrait of E.C. Ricart (ill. p. 13) two years earlier, Miró has captured a soft, hushed atmosphere here.
  5. (of marijuana, slang) High-quality; premium; (by extension) having a strong or pungent odour indicating good quality
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Noun[edit]

loud (countable and uncountable, plural louds)

  1. (colloquial) A loud sound or part of a sound.
    • 2012, Sam McGuire, Paul Lee, The Video Editor's Guide to Soundtrack Pro (page 103)
      The expander doesn't really make the louds louder and the softs softer in one step []
  2. (slang, uncountable) High-quality marijuana.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English loude, from Old English hlūde (loudly), from Proto-Germanic *hlūda, *hlūdô (loudly), related to Etymology 1.

Adverb[edit]

loud (comparative louder, superlative loudest)

  1. Loudly.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hlūd.

Adjective[edit]

loud

  1. Alternative form of loude (loud)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English hlūde.

Adverb[edit]

loud

  1. Alternative form of loude (loudly)