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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOUD

He hates to go, but he says it's his duty; the call is so loud.

"Look at the way that foundation's put in," said the old man in a loud voice.

I was just ready, when we heard a loud knocking and ringing at the street door.

We reached it before sunset, and were received with loud cheers.

You needn't talk quite so loud; it won't hurt her to get a bit of rest.

Her voice was little more than a whisper, but it was loud in the listener's heart.

"He's thinking of that woman," he cried out, in a loud voice.

From the bar came the jingle of glasses and loud, cheerful conversation.

Do not speak so loud, for fear of splitting open the head of Mr. Argan.

A loud noise which reverberated under the arches made her tremble.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hlud "noisy, making noise, sonorous," from West Germanic *khluthaz "heard" (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon hlud, Middle Dutch luut, Dutch luid, Old High German hlut, German laut "loud"), from PIE past participle *klutos- (cf. Sanskrit srutah, Greek klytos "heard of, celebrated," Armenian lu "known," Welsh clod "praise"), from root *kleu- "to hear" (see listen).

Application to colors first recorded 1849. The adverb is from Old English hlude, from Proto-Germanic *khludai (cf. Dutch luid, German laut). Paired with clear since at least c.1650.

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