(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
High audibility
1. loudness, noisiness, vociference, sonorousness, vehemency, intensity, power; stridency, raucousness, cacophony; decibel, bel. See rotundity.
2. (loud echo) resonance, reverberation, echo, ringing, tintinnabulation; roll, rumble, drumming, tattoo, rat-a-tat, rub-a-dub.
3. (loud noise) din, clamor, clang, clangor, fracas, bluster, rattle, clatter, noise, roar, uproar, racket, pandemonium, hubbub, shrillness, hullaballoo; charivari; trumpet blast, fanfare, ring, peal, toll, alarum, blast, boom, thunder, thunderclap; white noise; boiler factory; big mouth, loudmouth. Slang, barking or trumpet spider.
4. (producer of loud sounds) amplifier; [loud]speaker, bullhorn, megaphone. Slang, amp, boom box, boom car, bitch box.
Verbs — peal, ring, swell, clang, boom, thunder, fulminate, roar, resound, pop, reverberate; shout, scream, cry, vociferate, bellow, crack, crash, bang, blare, rend the air, detonate, fill the air, ring in the ear, pierce the ears, deafen, stun, make the rafters ring; drown out. Informal, raise the roof. Slang, belt out, bump.
Adjectives — loud; sonorous, rotund; high-sounding, big-sounding, deep, full, powerful, noisy, clangorous, thunderous, thundering, dinning, deafening, earsplitting, obstreperous, blatant, rackety, uproarious, boisterous, earthshaking, shrill, clamorous, vociferous, stentorian, enough to wake the dead; loudmouthed, bigmouthed.
Adverbs — loudly, noisily, aloud, at the top of one's voice or lungs, lustily, to beat the band; in full cry.
Antonyms, see softness.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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