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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English loudly, equivalent to loud +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaʊdli/
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  • Hyphenation: loud‧ly

AdverbEdit

loudly (comparative loudlier or more loudly, superlative loudliest or most loudly)

  1. In a loud manner; at a high volume.
    Antonym: quietly
    He spoke loudly so that his brother could hear him from across the street.
    • 1846, R[obert] S[tephen] Hawker, “The Wreck”, in Echoes from Old Cornwall, London: Joseph Masters, [], OCLC 3365560, stanza X, page 76:
      And still when loudliest howls the storm, / And darkliest lowers his native sky, / The king's fierce soul is in that form, / The warrior's spirit threatens nigh!

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