loudness

Definitions

  • Sang So Loud You Would Think he Would Split Hisself 333
    Sang So Loud You Would Think he Would Split Hisself 333
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n loudness tasteless showiness
    • n loudness the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction) "the kids played their music at full volume"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

It Burst With a Loud 'bang.' 145 It Burst With a Loud 'bang.' 145
Blue Beard cried out so loud for her to come down, that his voice shook Blue Beard cried out so loud for her to come down, that his voice shook

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Paul Hunn holds the record for the loudest burp, which was 118.1 decibels, which is as loud as a chainsaw
    • n Loudness The quality or state of being loud.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water
    • n loudness The state or quality of being loud; great sound or noise; clamor; uproar: as, the loudness of a voice or an instrument.
    • n loudness Conspicuousness; flashiness; showiness: as, loudness of dress.
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Quotations

  • Henry Miller
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    “Actors die so loud.”
  • Emile Zola
    Emile Zola
    “I am an artist I am here to live out loud.”
  • Ronald Knox
    Ronald Knox
    “A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe, three times.”
  • Catherine II of Russia
    Catherine II of Russia
    “I praise loudly, I blame softly.”
  • Max Lerner
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    “You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace.”

Usage

In literature:

Russ thought it must be the middle of the night when he was suddenly awakened by a loud noise.
"Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's" by Laura Lee Hope
It arrested his eyes as with a loud chord of color, but his mind did not grasp it at all.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
So Ellen kept on unmolested, though her heart was beating loud with fright.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Splash, the dog, was barking loudly at something up in a tree near the barn.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store" by Laura Lee Hope
If she feared nothing, why should she scream so loudly?
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
A loud burst of laughter behind him suddenly brought Tom back to Earth.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
With loud shouts we rushed forward into the fort; and close behind us came the Sepoys, led by Captain Davis.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
Then one evening just before dinner there came a loud ringing at the front-door bell.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
Harryman and Parrington walked along the quay in silence, their steps resounding loudly in the stillness of the night.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
A loud shout welcomed him, and he proceeded along the street under difficulties, holding his hat in one hand, with the crowd at his heels.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
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In poetry:

Tis not just today
That we do it:
Of old
The men felt more,
Weeping out loud.
"Tis not just today" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
Peal, peal, ye loud, triumphant bells!
For victory peal—the tumult swells;
The reeling air is stunned and thrilled,
Peal, loudly peal for thousands killed!
Say, is it well?
"Bells" by Janet Hamilton
When Rose the Red and White Lilly
Saw their twa loves were gane,
Then stopped ha they their loud, loud sang,
And tane up the still moarnin;
And their step-mother stood listnin by,
To hear the ladies' mean.
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
And as she sat there the big waves did loudly roar,
When a man cried, Help! help! there's a corpse washed ashore;
Then Annie rushed madly to the little beach,
And when she saw the corpse she gave a loud screech
"Annie Marshall the Foundling" by William Topaz McGonagall
"Waves are rising o'er the sea; winds blaw loud and fear me;
Waves are rising o'er the sea; winds blaw loud and fear me;
While the winds and waves do roar, I am wae and drearie;
And gin ye lo'e me as ye say, ye winna gang and leave me."
"Dinna Think, Bonnie Lassie" by Hector MacNeill
Loud, loud wailed the keeners!
Their weird voices raised in the shrillness of trouble–
But not a moan made she, the dear and forsaken.
Mo bhron! 'tis our grief for the life of the noble
That the sharp-pointed steel of the spoiler had taken.
"Sir Turlough" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

AV Club / Rob Loud, Getty Images.
But the jammed restaurant was so loud, the server misunderstood me and brought the calamari with flash-fried shishito peppers instead.
Ou step into the world of "John's Wife," Robert Coover's ninth novel, as you would into a loud and crowded party.
How researchers learned the mechanism by which diving male hummingbirds create the loud chirp that is part of their courtship display.
' Chomp ' is laugh-out-loud funny.
I have a hard time saying Cafe Kacao without accenting the end like a loud, exuberant toucan.
The teachers we hear most about are larger than life — charismatic, aggressive, loud.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays with such tenderness and welling musicality that it makes many other ensembles seem loud and muscle-bound.
"It sounded loud," he says.
There's an old saying that if it's too loud, you're too old.
Its nights may still belong to loud-music lovers, but Pioneer Square has seen better days.
TC Electronic has come out with standalone, multichannel loudness meters that have touchscreens and flexible layout options.
The Loudness Wars and Recordable CDs The loudness wars, as they're known, started with a basic premise: The way the human ear works, louder sounds better.
FCC Should Exempt Program Promos From Ad- Loudness Rules.
The new version now includes realtime loudness monitoring capabilities that will enable broadcasters globally to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
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In science:

This would have suggested that they should be relativistically boosted radio-loud quasars.
The Nature of Radio-Intermediate Quasars: What is Radio-Loud and what is Radio-Quiet?
These sources also populated the luminosity regime LUV < 1046 erg/sec where no steep-spectrum radio-loud quasars are found.
The Nature of Radio-Intermediate Quasars: What is Radio-Loud and what is Radio-Quiet?
Nonetheless, there are quite a few sources in between the distributions, where radio-loud and radio-weak quasars seem to blend into each other, and it is not clear how far the tails of both distributions reach.
The Nature of Radio-Intermediate Quasars: What is Radio-Loud and what is Radio-Quiet?
Since the lobes are expected to radiate largely isotropically the median R-parameter of the flat-spectrum radio-loud quasars should always be equal or larger than the ones of the steep-spectrum radio-loud quasars.
The Nature of Radio-Intermediate Quasars: What is Radio-Loud and what is Radio-Quiet?
In marked contrast to the expectations, the median R-parameter for the steep-spectrum radio-loud quasars is 217, while for the flat-spectrum radioloud quasars it is only 94.
The Nature of Radio-Intermediate Quasars: What is Radio-Loud and what is Radio-Quiet?
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