noise·​mak·​er | \ˈnȯiz-ˌmā-kər \

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 \ noun or adjective

Examples of noisemaker in a Sentence

All the guests had noisemakers and party hats.

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The celebration reached its zenith as the fifth graders came through, with parents, staff and younger students in the hall and at the front entrance, cheering, blowing noisemakers and shaking the pom-poms. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Jarrettsville Elementary community members 'clap out' fifth graders on their last day of school," 15 June 2018 First there were the revelers who got an early jump on festivities by lighting noisemakers the weekend before the holiday. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: I’m for legalizing fireworks if taxes fund safety education," 11 July 2018 Principal Kathy Garafola said as parents gathered at the front entrance and teachers and staff acquired pom-poms and noisemakers. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Jarrettsville Elementary community members 'clap out' fifth graders on their last day of school," 15 June 2018 There was a lidless percussion box with a kid’s xylophone and noisemakers and shakers that Merritt and Gonson had bought at the Toys R Us in Framingham, Massachusetts, in the late eighties, and used in their early recordings. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, "Stephin Merritt Unpacks His Peripatetic Past," 11 June 2018 Lights and noisemakers, some of them activated by radio collars on wolves, can frighten off the canids. Kale Williams,, "As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks," 10 June 2018 The incident happened earlier in May when her child popped a few of the noisemakers at the bus stop and brought them to Flippen Elementary School, Channel 2 reported. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "10-year-old permanently expelled for bringing ‘poppers’ to Henry County school," 31 May 2018 The Army Corps proposal would install devices such as an electric barrier, noisemakers and water jets at the Brandon Road complex to block fish swimming upstream. Washington Post, "Illinois seeks talks on keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes," 7 May 2018 Richard Nixon’s election, like Trump’s, was interpreted in part as a reaction to the left’s cultural noisemakers. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Can Protest Art Get Its Mojo Back?," 7 May 2018

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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

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


noise·​mak·​er | \ˈnȯiz-ˌmā-kər \

Kids Definition of noisemaker

: a device used to make noise especially at parties

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