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Loud


LOUD, adjective [Latin laudo, to praise, and with a prefix, plaudo. Heb.]

1. Having a great sound; high sounding; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as a loud voice; a loud cry; loud thunder.

2. Uttering or making a great noise; as loud instruments. 2 Chronicles 30:21.

3. Clamorous; noisy.

She is loud and stubborn. Proverbs 7:11.

4. Emphatical; impressive; as a loud call to avoid danger.