Easily audible and understandable. For example, They told us, loud and clear, what to do in an emergency, or You needn’t repeat it—I hear you loud and clear. This expression gained currency in the military during World War II to acknowledge radio messages ( I read you loud and clear) although it originated in the late 1800s.
[loud] /laʊd/ adjective, louder, loudest. 1. (of sound) strongly audible; having exceptional volume or intensity: loud talking; loud thunder; loud whispers. 2. making, emitting, or uttering strongly audible sounds: a quartet of loud trombones. 3. clamorous, vociferous, or blatant; noisy: a loud party; a loud demonstration. 4. emphatic or insistent: to be loud in one’s […]
[loosh] /luʃ/ adjective 1. dubious; shady; disreputable. /luːʃ/ adjective 1. shifty or disreputable adj. “dubious, disreputable,” 1819, from French louche “squinting,” from Old French lousche, lois (12c.) “cross-eyed, squint-eyed, lop-sided,” from Latin lusca, fem. of luscus “one-eyed,” of unknown origin.
[lwahng-prah-bahng] /ˈlwɑŋ prɑˈbɑŋ/ noun 1. a city in N Laos, on the Mekong River: former royal capital.
[loo-ver] /ˈlu vər/ noun 1. any of a series of narrow openings framed at their longer edges with slanting, overlapping fins or slats, adjustable for admitting light and air while shutting out rain. 2. a fin or slat framing such an opening. 3. a ventilating turret or lantern, as on the roof of a medieval […]