\ 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

Synonyms & Antonyms for noisy


clangorous, dinning, discordant, rackety


noiseless, quiet, silent, soundless, still

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Examples of noisy in a Sentence

The playground was filled with noisy children. His lawnmower is very noisy.

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When driven over, the new surface will be a noisy, a rough ride that is expected to slow drivers down. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "New surfacing on Highway 17 will ease skidding on curves: Roadshow," 3 Sep. 2019 The Emirates was noisy and hopeful and bathed in sunshine. Rory Smith, New York Times, "At Arsenal, Rewriting the Story May Take a Bit More Time," 1 Sep. 2019 Rome is noisy and unpredictable, which could be stressful for an autistic child (and, of course, his father). Will Hawkes, Houston Chronicle, "He promised his son Rome — would it deliver?," 14 June 2019 At first glance, the data shows a noisy but relatively steady decline in campaign completion rates over time. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Analysis: Player interest in Call of Duty’s campaigns is cratering," 21 May 2018 There are no noisy meltdowns or hyper-dramatic revelations in Brittany Runs a Marathon; even the lines that sting have some buoyancy. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Brittany Runs a Marathon Is a Heartfelt Comedy About the Strides We Take Toward Self-Improvement," 21 Aug. 2019 City officials’ decision last week to fire the contractors on that $650 million-and-climbing project only means that the mess — construction walls, meandering detours, noisy equipment — will be sticking around even longer. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "Denver airport travelers will be navigating terminal mess for a while," 19 Aug. 2019 The Wisconsin microphones were taken down because the slide is adjacent to a noisy stage. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "The Giant Slide turns 50. Here are 50 fun facts about the Minnesota State Fair tradition.," 18 Aug. 2019 His lawyers complained on his behalf months earlier, saying the lights at night and noisy air conditioning made sleep almost impossible. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "'Torture,' 'roach motel': Conditions at jail where Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide decried by inmates for years," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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