loudness

Definitions of loudness
  1. noun
    the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
    synonyms: intensity, volume
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    Antonyms:
    softness
    a sound property that is free from loudness or stridency
    types:
    crescendo
    (music) a gradual increase in loudness
    forte, fortissimo
    (music) loud
    swell
    a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
    type of:
    sound property
    an attribute of sound
  2. noun
    tasteless showiness
    synonyms: brashness, flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, glitz, meretriciousness, tawdriness
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    type of:
    tastelessness
    inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste
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