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

Other Words from noisemaker

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

Examples of noisemaker in a Sentence

All the guests had noisemakers and party hats.
Recent Examples on the Web No other suburban noisemaker has the ability to infuriate as quickly and thoroughly as a leaf blower can. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2021 The video shows a police officer shooting a woman and her son after a dispute over a noisemaker. New York Times, 21 Dec. 2020 In the video, Mr. Nuezca, off duty and in civilian clothes, can be seen confronting the Gregorios about their use of a boga, a homemade noisemaker constructed from PVC piping that is traditionally played at Christmastime. New York Times, 21 Dec. 2020 Little Mackenzie blew into a silver noisemaker behind a shy smile. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 23 Oct. 2020 The noisemaker that Díaz López used in the study is intended to keep dolphins away from fishing nets to prevent them from taking the catch from fishermen, and stop them from getting caught in the net themselves. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Apr. 2020 Shots of the crowd reveal that their mouths, the noisemaker primarily associated with standup, are masked, denying us the visual pleasure of faces caught in laughter or shock. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 18 June 2020 Items which will not be allowed include flowers, gifts, food or drink, signs, balloons and noisemakers. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, 25 May 2020 All those people bundled up in scarves and thick gloves also received noisemakers to compensate for otherwise muffled cheers and clapping. Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of noisemaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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: a device used to make noise especially at parties

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