anti-noise

adjective

an·​ti-noise ˌan-tē-ˈnȯiz How to pronounce anti-noise (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: designed or acting to reduce or prohibit excessive noise
an anti-noise ordinance

Examples of anti-noise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the New York anti-noise activist Julia Barnett Rice, who founded the Society for the Suppression of Unnecessary Noise in 1906, transcended upper-crust narcissism by arguing that people of all backgrounds were suffering from excessive noise in schools and hospitals. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 In 2021, Pinto co-sponsored the council’s third attempt at anti-noise legislation. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2024 But what most worries Tanya Bonner — who has lived in Washington Heights since 2006 and volunteers as the chair of the local anti-noise task force — are the long-term effects of noise. Yessenia Funes, Curbed, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-noise was in 1839

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“Anti-noise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-noise. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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