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loudness

The perceived intensity of sound. It often reflects the amplitude and frequency of a sonic stimulus, but because it varies from person to person, it is a subjective, rather than a purely measurable entity.
See: decibel
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The mother, out of pure indulgence, took me up, and put me towards the child, who presently seized me by the middle, and got my head into his mouth, where I roared so loud that the urchin was frighted, and let me drop, and I should infallibly have broke my neck, if the mother had not held her apron under me.
We heard a loud explosion apparently directly above us; the craft trembled to the shock which threw us all to the deck.
The cry was repeated--a light appeared--a vision of two terrified half-dressed men at the top of the stairs swam before his eyes--a flash--a loud noise--a smoke--a crash somewhere, but where he knew not,--and he staggered back.
Then came the loud ringing of a bell, mingled with the noise of fire-arms, and the shouts of men, and the sensation of being carried over uneven ground at a rapid pace.
I'm gonna play my music really, really loud every night, I'm gonna play the drums.
According to Sub-inspector Zafar Iqbal, the police force carried a raid at Nallah Lai Kacha Rasta after loud music and aerial firing was heard by them.
REMY CABELLA can be loud and proud at Newcastle - if he finds the key to consistency.
LOUD Art together with Nuqat celebrated the opening of Loud Art exhibition under the title "Executing Culture Shock," a concept that was first introduced in Kuwait last year by Nuqat.
Our selection of the best of your messages to our Twitter and Facebook sites on loud mystery noise heard over Coventry's skies on Friday afternoon Myself and my husband were in our house, we both heard the noise.
Withey, who represented herself at the hearing in Llwynypia agreed the music was loud but said it was new neighbours who had reported her.
BUS operators are urging people to show consideration for fellow passengers by not playing their music too loud.
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