Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 404 (Loudness)

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#404. Loudness.-- N. loudness, power; loud noise, din; blare; clang, clangor; clatter, noise, bombilation[obs], roar, uproar, racket, hubbub, bobbery[obs], fracas, charivari[obs], trumpet blast, flourish of trumpets, fanfare, tintamarre[obs], peal, swell, blast, larum[obs], boom; bang (explosion) 406; resonance &c. 408.

vociferation, hullabaloo, &c. 411; lungs; Stentor. artillery, cannon; thunder.

V. be loud &c. adj.; peal, swell, clang, boom, thunder, blare, fulminate, roar; resound &c. 408. speak up, shout &c. (vociferate) 411; bellow &c. (cry as an animal) 412.

rend the air, rend the skies; fill the air; din in the ear, ring in the ear, thunder in the ear; pierce the ears, split the ears, rend the ears, split the head; deafen, stun; faire le diable a quatre[Fr]; make one's windows shake, rattle the windows; awaken the echoes, startle the echoes; wake the dead.

Adj. loud, sonorous; high-sounding, big-sounding; deep, full, powerful, noisy, blatant, clangorous, multisonous[obs]; thundering, deafening &c. v; trumpet-tongued; ear-splitting, ear-rending, ear- deafening; piercing; obstreperous, rackety, uproarious; enough to wake the dead, enough to wake seven sleepers.

shrill &c. 410 clamorous &c. (vociferous) 411 stentorian, stentorophonic|.

Adv. loudly &c. adj. aloud; at the top of one's voice, at the top of one's lungs, lustily, in full cry.

Phr. the air rings with; "the deep dread-bolted thunder" [Lear].