Definitions and Examples of harsh, loud
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses; severe or cruel in manner or appearance.
The teacher's harsh criticism made the student feel discouraged and demotivated.
Producing or capable of producing much noise; having a high volume or intensity.
The loud music from the party next door kept me up all night.
Key Differences: harsh vs loud
- 1Harsh describes something that is unpleasantly rough or severe, while dolce describes something that is sweet and gentle.
- 2Loud describes something that is producing much noise or has a high volume, while dolce describes something that is soft and subtle.
Effective Usage of harsh, loud
- 1Music: Use dolce to describe a soft and gentle musical passage, and harsh to describe a rough or jarring musical passage.
- 2Sound: Use dolce to describe a soft and subtle sound, and loud to describe a sound that is producing much noise or has a high volume.
- 3Flavor: Use dolce to describe a sweet and gentle flavor, and harsh to describe a strong or bitter flavor.
The antonyms have distinct nuances: Harsh conveys roughness or severity, while loud conveys a high volume or intensity. Use these words to describe music, sound, or flavor effectively, depending on their distinct qualities.