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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Loud as a horn.

Loud as the blows of a hammer.

Loud as the voice of an auctioneer.

Loud as Tom of Lincoln.

Crying your name as loud and hastily as men i’ th’ streets do fire.
—Beaumont and Fletcher

Loud as a culverin.
—R. D. Blackmore

Louder than harvest thunderstorm.
—R. D. Blackmore

Loud as Sinai’s trumpet-sound.
—William Blake

Helpless, naked, piping loud,
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
—William Blake

As lowde as bloweth wynde in helle.
—Geoffrey Chaucer

Loud as a king’s defiance.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Tumultuous and very loud … like the roll of an immense and remote drum beating the charge of the gale.
—Joseph Conrad

Loud as thunder.
—Sydney Dobell

Loud as the sea.
—Richard Duke

Loud as Jupiter’s thunder.
—Pierce Egan

As loud as Heav’n’s quick-darted flame.
—William Hamilton

Loud as the trumpet rolls its sound.
—William Hamilton

Loud as when blust’ring Boreas issues forth,
To bring the sweeping whirlwind from the north.
—Walter Harte

Loud as the storm-wind that tumbles the main.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Loud, as the shout encount’ring armies yield.
—Homer (Pope)

Loud as the surges when the tempest blows.
—Homer (Pope)

Loud as cavalry to the charge.
—George Meredith

Loud as from numbers without number.
—John Milton

Dreadful sounds,
Loud as tides that burst their bounds.
—John Scott

Speak as loud as Mars.
—William Shakespeare

Loud as the clank of an ironmonger.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Loud as the voice of nature.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Loud as the summer forest in the storm, as the river that roars among rocks.
—Robert Southey

Loud, as when the tempest-tossed forest roars to the roaring wind.
—Robert Southey

Loud as when the wintry whirlwinds blow.
—Robert Southey

Lowd as larke in ayre.
—Edmund Spenser

Loud as the winds when stormy spring
Makes all the woodland rage and ring.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Loud as when the storm at ebb-tide rends the beach.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Loud as the trumpet of surviving Fame.
—Edmund Waller

Loud as the ocean when a tempest blows.
—William Wilkie

Loud as the silver trumpet’s martial noise.
—William Wilkie

Loud as any mill.
—William Wordsworth