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noise

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noun \ˈnȯiz\

Definition of noise

  1. 1 :  loud, confused, or senseless shouting or outcry the noise of the rioters

  2. 2a :  sound; especially :  one that lacks agreeable musical quality or is noticeably unpleasant traffic noise engine noisesb :  any sound that is undesired or interferes with one's hearing of something I couldn't hear him over all the noise.c :  an unwanted signal or a disturbance (such as static or a variation of voltage) in an electronic device or instrument (such as radio or television); broadly :  a disturbance interfering with the operation of a usually mechanical device or systemd :  electromagnetic radiation (such as light or radio waves) that is composed of several frequencies (see frequenct 3b) and that involves random changes in frequency or amplitude (see amplitude 1b)e :  irrelevant or meaningless data or output occurring along with desired information The initial data includes a lot of noise that needs weeded out.

  3. 3 :  common talk :  rumor is making noise about moving the team; especially :  slander

  4. 4 :  something that attracts attention the play … will make little noise in the world — Brendan Gill

  5. 5 :  something spoken or uttered made a loud noise when he hit his finger with the hammer

  6. 6 :  a style of rock music that is loud, often discordant, and usually uses electronic noise (such as feedback)

noiseless

play \ˈnȯiz-ləs\ adjective

noiselessly

adverb

Examples of noise in a Sentence

  1. I couldn't hear him over all the noise.

  2. That's not music. To me it's a bunch of noise.

  3. The furnace makes a lot of noise when it comes on.

  4. We closed the windows to block out the traffic noise.

  5. The landlord has been getting complaints from the tenants about noise.

  6. There were noises coming from the basement.

  7. The sink was making a gurgling noise.

  8. Do you hear that rattling noise?

  9. The machine hardly makes any noise.

  10. The initial data included a lot of noise that had to be weeded out.

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Origin and Etymology of noise

Middle English, from Anglo-French, disturbance, noise, from Latin nausea nausea

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noise

verb

Definition of noise

noised

;

noising

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk much or loudly

  3. 2 :  to make a noise

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to spread by rumor or report —usually used with about or abroad the scandal was quickly noised about

Origin and Etymology of noise

see 1noise



NOISE Defined for English Language Learners

noise

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noun

Definition of noise for English Language Learners

  • : a loud or unpleasant sound

  • : a sound that someone or something makes

  • : unwanted electronic signals that harm the quality of something (such as a radio or television broadcast or a digital photograph)


NOISE Defined for Kids

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noise

play
noun \ˈnȯiz\

Definition of noise for Students

  1. 1 :  a loud or unpleasant sound

  2. 2 :  3sound 1 the noise of the wind

noiseless

\-ləs\ adjective

noiselessly

adverb He moved noiselessly.

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noise

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verb

Definition of noise for Students

noised

;

noising

  1. :  to spread by rumor or report The story was noised about.



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