loud [-er, -est] adj

OE hlúd, to hear.

  1. With more volume; having higher intensity.
  2. Resounding; reverberating; booming.
  3. Audible; perceptible by hearing.
  4. Real; tangible; concrete; [fig.] not subtle.

loud adv

OE hlúd, to hear.

  1. Boldly; brashly; immodestly; without appropriate noise level.
  2. Audibly; aloud; out loud; with verbal expression; in oral recitation.