loudness

Primary Meanings of loudness

1.
n
the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
2.
n
tasteless showiness
Full Definitions of loudness
1

n the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)

Synonyms:
intensity, volume
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

n tasteless showiness

Synonyms:
brashness, flashiness, garishness, gaudiness, glitz, meretriciousness, tawdriness
Type of:
tastelessness
inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste

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