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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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Surprised, he upturned an ear toward the McCaskey apartment, where the crash of irons and chinaware and the ring of hurled kitchen utensils seemed as loud as before.
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.
And the soldier broke a branch from each; and every time there was a loud noise, which made the youngest sister tremble with fear; but the eldest still said, it was only the princes, who were crying for joy.
The girl who had played the accompaniments sat at the piano and placed a decided foot on the loud pedal.
I saw his wild endeavors to regain his equilibrium; I saw him reel drunkenly for an instant upon the brink of eternity and then, with a loud scream, slip into the sea.
We heard a loud explosion apparently directly above us; the craft trembled to the shock which threw us all to the deck.
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A 51-year-old Nairn man who reacted to police who had come to investigate a report of loud music was told by a sheriff to be of good behaviour for the next six months.
Summary: Amritsar (Punjab), [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Many people in Amritsar city claimed to have heard "loud blasts" in the wee hours of Thursday after which social media was abuzz with speculations.
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However, according to decibel scale, noise above 80 decibels is considered as loud uncomfortable and dangerous to health.