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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 loud /ˈlaʊd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loud a. [Compar. Louder superl. Loudest.]
 1. Having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as, a loud cry; loud thunder.
    They were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified.   --Luke xxiii. 23.
 2. Clamorous; boisterous.
    She is loud and stubborn.   --Prov. vii. 11.
 3. Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united effort. [Colloq.]
 4. Ostentatious; likely to attract attention; gaudy; as, a loud style of dress; loud colors. [Slang]
 Syn: -- Noisy; boisterous; vociferous; clamorous; obstreperous; turbulent; blustering; vehement.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loud, adv.  With loudness; loudly.
    To speak loud in public assemblies.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by or producing sound of great volume or
             intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder";
             "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones" [ant: soft]
      2: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish
         colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a
         meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: brassy,
          cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack,
          meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]
      3: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the
         forte passages in the composition" [syn: forte] [ant: piano]
      adv : 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" [syn: loudly, aloud] [ant: softly]