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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.