flashy vs loud what difference

what is difference between flashy and loud

English

Etymology

flash +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • enPR: flăsh’ē, IPA(key): /ˈflæʃi/
  • Rhymes: -æʃi

Adjective

flashy (comparative flashier, superlative flashiest)

  1. Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.
    The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors.
  2. (dated, poetic) Flashing; producing flashes.
    a flashy light
    • 1826, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Works of Vergil: Translated into English Prose
      [] the accustomed warmth pierced his marrow, and ran thrilling through his shaken bones; just as when at times, with forked thunder burst, a chinky stream of fire in flashy lightning shoots athwart the skies.
  3. (archaic) Drunk; tipsy

Synonyms

  • (visually impressive): See also Thesaurus:gaudy
  • (producing flashes): blinking, fulgorous
  • (drunk): See also Thesaurus:drunk

Translations

Anagrams

  • fly ash


English

Alternative forms

  • lowd (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • enPR: loud, IPA(key): /laʊd/
  • Rhymes: -aʊd

Etymology 1

From Middle English loude, loud, lud, from Old English hlūd (loud, noisy, sounding, sonorous), from Proto-West Germanic *hlūd, from Proto-Germanic *hlūdaz, *hlūþaz (heard), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewtos (heard, famous), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew- (to hear). More at listen.

Adjective

loud (comparative louder, superlative loudest)

  1. (of a sound) Of great intensity.
  2. (of a person, thing, event, etc.) Noisy.
    • 1611, Bible (King James Version), Proverbs vii. 11
      She is loud and stubborn.
  3. (of a person, event, etc.) Not subtle or reserved, brash.
  4. (of clothing, decorations, etc.) Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns; gaudy.
  5. (of marijuana, slang) High-quality; premium; (by extension) having a strong or pungent odour indicating good quality
Synonyms
  • (of clothing, etc): garish, gaudy
Antonyms
  • (sound): quiet, soft
  • (person): quiet
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

loud (countable and uncountable, plural louds)

  1. (colloquial) A loud sound or part of a sound.
    • 2012, Sam McGuire, Paul Lee, The Video Editor’s Guide to Soundtrack Pro (page 103)
      The expander doesn’t really make the louds louder and the softs softer in one step []
  2. (slang, uncountable) High-quality marijuana.
See also
  • dank

Etymology 2

From Middle English loude, from Old English hlūde (loudly), from Proto-Germanic *hlūda, *hlūdô (loudly), related to Etymology 1.

Adverb

loud (comparative louder, superlative loudest)

  1. Loudly.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II, Scene 4,[1]
      Who knocks so loud at door?
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Dublin: John Smith, Volume 2, Book 7, Chapter 14, pp. 71-72,[2]
      Unluckily that worthy Officer having, in a literal Sense, taken his Fill of Liquor, had been some Time retired to his Bolster, where he was snoaring so loud, that it was not easy to convey a Noise in at his Ears capable of drowning that which issued from his Nostrils.

Anagrams

  • Ludo, ludo, ludo-, ould

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English hlūd.

Adjective

loud

  1. Alternative form of loude (loud)

Etymology 2

From Old English hlūde.

Adverb

loud

  1. Alternative form of loude (loudly)

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