Loud vs Tout - What's the difference?

loud | tout |

As a proper noun loud

is .

As a verb tout is




Alternative forms

* lowd (obsolete)


  • (of a sound) Of great intensity.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
  • 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

    * *




    (wikipedia tout) (en noun)
  • Someone advertising]] for [[customer, customers in an aggressive way.
  • *1886 , , The Princess Casamassima .
  • *:Paul Muniment looked at his young friend a moment. 'Do you want to know what he is? He's a tout .'
  • *:'A tout ? What do you mean?'
  • *:'Well, a cat's-paw, if you like better.'
  • *:Hyacinth stared. 'For whom, pray?'
  • *:'Or a fisherman, if you like better still. I give you your choice of comparisons. I made them up as we came along in the hansom. He throws his nets and hauls in the little fishes—the pretty little shining, wriggling fishes. They are all for her; she swallows, 'em down.'
  • A person, at a racecourse, who offers supposedly inside information on which horse is likely to win.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=No one, however, would have anything to do with him, as Mr. Keeson's orders in those respects were very strict ; he had often threatened any one of his employés with instant dismissal if he found him in company with one of these touts .}}


    * barker * pitchman * spruiker

    Derived terms

    * ticket tout


    (en verb)
  • (label) To flaunt, to publicize/publicise; to boast or brag; to promote.
  • :
  • *2012 , Scott Tobias, The Hunger Games , The A.V. Club
  • *:For the 75 years since a district rebellion was put down, The Games have existed as an assertion of the Capital’s power, a winner-take-all contest that touts heroism and sacrifice—participants are called “tributes”— while pitting the districts against each other.
  • To look upon or watch.
  • *1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), X, lvi:
  • *:Nor durst Orcanes view the Soldan's face, / But still upon the floor did pore and tout .
  • Synonyms

    * pimp * pitch * promote * spruik

    See also

    * tout court ----