noise·​mak·​er ˈnȯiz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce noisemaker (audio)
: one that makes noise
especially : a device (such as a horn or rattle) used to make noise at parties
noisemaking noun or adjective

Examples of noisemaker in a Sentence

All the guests had noisemakers and party hats.
Recent Examples on the Web Across the world, Jews retell the story of Queen Esther in lavish spectacles, called Purim spiels, that feature costumes, jokes, satire, noisemakers and food and wine. Esther Brownsmith, The Conversation, 21 Mar. 2024 Clear tote bags, plastic, vinyl or other carry items larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches. Video cameras. Cameras. Whistles, horns or noisemakers. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 24 Jan. 2024 Some researchers previously believed the odd ivory baton was ritualistic and used as a noisemaker, scepter, wand or piece of art. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 That project, which has been delayed for years, will use noisemakers, a bubble curtain, an electric barrier and a flushing lock to prevent carp from passing. John Myers, Twin Cities, 20 Jan. 2024 Her photo carousel also included a close-up look at her tablescape, where festive noisemakers and party blowers were left by each place setting. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 New Year’s is about noisemakers, champagne, and college football, while Christmas, for those of us believers, is about the birth of our Savior. Rich Lowry, National Review, 23 Dec. 2023 Firecrackers, noisemakers, and cheers pierced the night sky Sunday as Guatemalans descended on plazas across the country to celebrate the resounding victory of Bernardo Arévalo, a sociologist and member of Congress seen as a threat to the political establishment. Sandra Cuffe, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Aug. 2023 Night watchmen checked locks, addressed loud noises and alerted people to fires with a handheld noisemaker — an early version of a fire alarm. Doug Ross, Chicago Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noisemaker was in the 14th century

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“Noisemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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noise·​mak·​er ˈnȯiz-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce noisemaker (audio)
: one that makes noise
especially : a device used to make noise at parties

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