- 1. loud (vs. soft), big, blaring, blasting, clarion, deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery, earthshaking, harsh-voiced, loud-mouthed, loud-voiced, shattering, shouted, yelled, trumpet-like, vocal, audible#1, hearable, noisy
- usage: characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
- 2. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy, tasteless (vs. tasteful)
- usage: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
- 3. forte (vs. piano), loud, fortemente, fortissimo
- usage: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"
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- 1. loudly, loud, aloud
- usage: 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"
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