[loo-trof-uh-ros] /luˈtrɒf əˌrɒs/
noun, plural loutrophoroi
[loo-trof-uh-roi] /luˈtrɒf əˌrɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
Greek and Roman Antiquity. a water jar, characterized by an elongated neck and flaring mouth, used to carry water for the marriage bath and set on the tomb of a person who had been unmarried.
[lout] /laʊt/ noun 1. an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered boor; oaf. verb (used with object) 2. to flout; treat with contempt; scorn. [lout] /laʊt/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to bend, stoop, or bow, especially in respect or courtesy. /laʊt/ noun 1. a crude or oafish person; boor /laʊt/ verb 1. (intransitive) […]
- Loud and clear
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 […]
[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.