make noise

Definition of make noise

1 :to talk about something often used to suggest that the things being said are not sincere or effective
  • Congress has been making (a lot of) noise about lowering taxes, but no one expects it to happen.
2 :to complain about something
  • People have been making (a lot of) noise about the price increases.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

noise play
  1. : loud, confused, or senseless shouting or outcry

  2. : sound

  3. : any sound that is undesired or interferes with one's hearing of something

  1. : to talk much or loudly

  2. : to make a noise

  3. : to spread by rumor or report


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