III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

2. Sensation; special sensation; sound; sound in general

Loudness.

[Antonyms: faintness.]

[Nouns] loudness, power; loud noise, din; blare; clang, clangor; clatter, noise, bombilation, roar, uproar, racket, hubbub, bobbery, fracas, charivari, trumpet blast, flourish of trumpets, fanfare, tintamarre, peal, swell, blast, larum, boom; resonance [more].

vociferation, hullabaloo, [more]; lungs; Stentor. artillery, cannon; thunder.

[Verbs] be loud; peal, swell, clang, boom, thunder, fulminate, roar; resound [more].

speak up, shout (vociferate) [more]; bellow (cry as an animal) [more].

rend the air, rend the skies; fill the air; din in the ear, ring in the ear, thunder in the ear; pierce the ears, split the ears, rend the ears, split the head; deafen, stun; faire le diable a quatre; make one's windows shake; awaken the echoes, startle the echoes.

[Adjectives] loud, sonorous; high-sounding, big-sounding; deep, full, powerful, noisy, blatant, clangorous, multisonous; thundering, deafening; trumpet-tongued; ear-splitting, ear-rending, ear-deafening; piercing; obstreperous, rackety, uproarious; enough to wake the dead, enough to wake seven sleepers; snoring.

shrill [more] clamorous (vociferous) [more] stentorian, stentorophonic.

[Adverbs] loudly aloud; at the top of one's voice, lustily, in full cry.

[Phrases] the air rings with; "the deep dread-bolted thunder" [Lear].

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