loud / loud/ • adj. producing or capable of producing much noise; easily audible: they were kept awake by loud music she had a loud voice. ∎ strong or emphatic in expression: there were loud protests from the lumber barons. ∎ vulgarly obtrusive; flashy: a man in a loud checked suit. ∎ (of smell or flavor) powerful or offensive.• adv. with a great deal of volume: they shouted as loud as they could.PHRASES: out loud aloud; audibly: she laughed out loud.DERIVATIVES: loud·en / ˈloudn/ v.loud·ly adv.loud·ness n.