noise·​mak·​er | \ ˈnȯiz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce noisemaker (audio) \

Definition of noisemaker

: one that makes noise especially : a device (such as a horn or rattle) used to make noise at parties

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noisemaking \ ˈnȯiz-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce noisemaking (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of noisemaker in a Sentence

All the guests had noisemakers and party hats.

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In November, officials will use drones, lasers and other noisemakers to discourage the birds from coming back. Ashley Mcbride,, "F-16 Fighting Falcon strikes bird on approach to Lackland," 30 Aug. 2019 Hazing approaching coyotes with a noisemaker, like an air horn, whistle or metal can with coins in it, may help maintain distance. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Coyote encounters too close for some La Cañada residents, pet owners," 5 Sep. 2019 Just as Mary Westfall began leading dozens of elementary school students in morning exercises Thursday, she was accosted by a crowd of people blowing horns, shaking noisemakers and ringing cowbells to congratulate her. Ashley Mcbride,, "Teachers and staff surprised with grants — and Bonham Academy has 11 of them," 22 Aug. 2019 Grandpa told me the stories of the parade in 1948 when the Indians won the World Series—the ceaseless cheering, the horns blowing, the pots and pans turned noisemakers for the days following the game. Hayden Grove,, "Cleveland did its best, Grandpa: A story of a grandfather, a grandson and a bond built through Cleveland sports," 29 June 2019 Sparklers on a wire stick, toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns and trick noisemakers are exempt from the law, the Enquirer reports. Cliff Pinckard,, "Ohio man dies while shooting off fireworks in neighborhood," 3 July 2019 The exceptions to Illinois’ ban include sparklers, snappers, booby traps, trick noisemakers and cigarette loads. Javonte Anderson,, "Burning at 1,800 degrees, even the humble sparkler can be dangerous, fire officials warn," 3 July 2019 There are some exceptions to Ohio's ban, including sparklers on a wire stick, toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns and trick noisemakers. Jessie Balmert,, "Can I shoot off fireworks in my backyard? Not legally in Ohio.," 30 June 2019 Spectators with foam hot dog hats, plastic noisemakers and homemade signs descended on Coney Island’s famed boardwalk for the contest. Ali Swenson, Twin Cities, "We have a wiener! Joey Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs for title," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of noisemaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of noisemaker

US : a device (such as a horn) that is used to make noise at parties


noise·​mak·​er | \ ˈnȯiz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce noisemaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of noisemaker

: a device used to make noise especially at parties

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