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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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SIR Henry Cecil epitomised, more than anybody, the sentiment that actions speak louder than words.
A flared instrument has louder higher-frequency harmonics than a cylindrical one," he adds.
Team LNT had been running two TVRs in the British series as well as the Le Mans Endurance Series, but one car failed a static test at Castle Coombe, Wiltshire and, with the exhaust on the other likely to get louder over the weekend, the decision was taken to pull out of the championship completely.
The extensive use of louder and louder bangers was disturbing the peace in a big way.
LOUDER than war is how Cuban leader Fidel Castro described the Manics record-breaking gig in Havana in February.
"We're looking after ourselves and especially with me on drums and with sound systems getting louder and louder."
She had a constant, fluctuating tinnitus in the right ear, which grew louder during her menstrual period.
As the evening progressed, it took louder and louder taps on the cages to rouse the insects.
That's 10,000 times louder than the most deafening rock concert.
When told to stop by Councillor Daniels, he just started reading louder.
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists from Purdue University's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences have come up with a novel technique that would help Parkinson's patients speak louder.
The old favourites were projected louder and louder, with crowd pleasers such as 'The Fountain Head', 'Home Fires Burning' and 'Cut Some Rug'.