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 noisemaker (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of noisemaker in a Sentence

All the guests had noisemakers and party hats.
Recent Examples on the Web The video shows a police officer shooting a woman and her son after a dispute over a noisemaker. New York Times, "A Brazen Police Shooting Caught on Video Sparks Anger in the Philippines," 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, "A Brazen Police Shooting Caught on Video Sparks Anger in the Philippines," 21 Dec. 2020 Little Mackenzie blew into a silver noisemaker behind a shy smile. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "'It's definitely real': 40-year-old La Grange man beats COVID-19 after 95 days in hospital," 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, "Wild Dolphins Seem to Have a Range of Personalities," 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, "Dave Chappelle’s Rough-Cut Humorlessness in “8:46”," 18 June 2020 Items which will not be allowed include flowers, gifts, food or drink, signs, balloons and noisemakers. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoor graduations for Spring Branch ISD students," 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, "Drive-in games? Sparse crowds? They could be part of sports’ new normal," 24 Apr. 2020 When awarding grants, Tomball Education Foundation usually comes bearing balloons, noisemakers and a big check. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball Education Foundation goes virtual to award $19K in grants for innovative projects," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of noisemaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Noisemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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