\ ˈnȯi-zē How to pronounce noisy (audio) \
noisier; noisiest

Definition of noisy

1 : making noise noisy trucks and buses
2 : full of or characterized by noise or clamor a noisy office a noisy scene
3 : noticeably showy, gaudy, or bright : conspicuous a noisy sweater

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Other Words from noisy

noisily \ ˈnȯi-​zə-​lē How to pronounce noisily (audio) \ adverb
noisiness \ ˈnȯi-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce noisiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of noisy in a Sentence

The playground was filled with noisy children. His lawnmower is very noisy.
Recent Examples on the Web The detainees became noisy as their anger increased. Kate Morrissey, Los Angeles Times, "Detainees at Otay Mesa Detention Center were offered masks, but only if they signed contracts," 11 Apr. 2020 This makes the exact pitch almost unrecognizable, and the result is a rather noisy sound. Seth Colter Walls, New York Times, "A New Album Reflects a Composer’s Stubborn Versatility," 8 Apr. 2020 No surprise, then, that the franchise has produced a fan community as noisy and bustling as a village square, trading fruit and flowers, tips and tricks. Darryn King, Wired, "The Unbearable Lightness of Animal Crossing," 8 Apr. 2020 The stark tribalism has led those who want long-term futures in the party to get in line behind the president and those who have had enough to retire quietly without risking a noisy and disruptive exit. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "How Trump Has Kept Near-Unanimous GOP Support Through Impeachment," 19 Jan. 2020 Ideally, your Zen den should be away from high-traffic areas of the home, such as the entryway or kitchen, that could get noisy and disrupt your quiet. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Set Up the Most Relaxing Zen Den Imaginable," 20 Apr. 2020 Fans and airflow are noisy, and the very ducting that allows the air to flow into your office space also allows the sound in. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Hollow corkscrews may put a cork in noisy ventilation," 14 Apr. 2020 An air purifier, by its nature — basically a fan and a filter — is noisy, especially on higher speeds. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "What you need to know about air purifiers, including little evidence of health benefits," 11 Feb. 2020 Individual numbers can be noisy, especially on a game-by-game basis. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Darius Garland’s confidence at an ‘all-time high’ right now; Cavaliers believe there’s plenty more to come," 3 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2020

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“Noisy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce noisy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of noisy

: making a lot of loud or unpleasant noise
: full of loud or unpleasant noise


\ ˈnȯi-zē How to pronounce noisy (audio) \
noisier; noisiest

Kids Definition of noisy

1 : making a lot of noise noisy children
2 : full of noise a noisy street

Other Words from noisy

noisily \ -​zə-​lē \ adverb The dogs barked noisily.

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