Loud vs Resonant - What's the difference?

loud | resonant |

As adjectives the difference between loud and resonant

is that loud is of great intensity while resonant is resounding, echoing.

As an adverb loud

is loudly.

As a proper noun Loud

is {{surname}.



Alternative forms

* lowd (obsolete)


  • (of a sound) Of great intensity.
  • *
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  • Noisy.
  • * Bible, Proverbs vii. 11
  • She is loud and stubborn.
  • Not subtle or reserved, brash.
  • Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns; gaudy.
  • Synonyms

    * garish, gaudy


    * (sound) quiet, soft * (person) quiet

    Derived terms

    * aloud * loudhailer * loudly * loudmouth * loudness * loudspeaker


    (en adverb)
  • Loudly.
  • Anagrams

    * *




    (en adjective)
  • Resounding, echoing.
  • From across the valley came the resonant sound of a distant church bell.