noise pollution

noun
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of noise pollution

: annoying or harmful noise (as of automobiles or jet airplanes) in an environment

Examples of noise pollution in a Sentence

  1. The airport has made changes to decrease noise pollution.

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First Known Use of noise pollution

1966

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NOISE POLLUTION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of noise pollution for English Language Learners

  • : loud or unpleasant noise that is caused by automobiles, airplanes, etc., and that is harmful or annoying to the people who can hear it


Medical Dictionary

noise pollution

noun \ ˈnȯiz- \

medical Definition of noise pollution

: environmental pollution consisting of annoying or harmful noise (as of automobiles or jet airplanes) called also sound pollution

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