\ˈnȯi-zē \
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 \ adverb
noisiness \ˈnȯi-​zē-​nəs \ 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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Another suspect, Carl Anderson, 57, is accused of opening his Staten Island office in the middle of the night to prescribe nearly a million pills to noisy crowds of drug-addicted clients, prompting nearby residents to call the police. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "‘Drug Dealers in White Coats’," 11 Oct. 2018 Related Uber said its air taxi would take off and land vertically like a helicopter but would be much less noisy. Denise Chow /, NBC News, "Uber just unveiled a prototype of its futuristic air taxi," 9 May 2018 But The Middle has never been as noisy as Roseanne (just as Heaton seems highly unlikely to get on Twitter and promote weird conspiracy theories). Caroline Framke, Vox, "Roseanne isn’t the only sitcom tackling politics and the working class. Here are 10 more.," 6 Apr. 2018 Less dramatic than the difference between the first pair of images, this comparison represents a step change from crummy, noisy, and unusable to a perfectly decent shot. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Google’s Night Sight for Pixel phones will amaze you," 25 Oct. 2018 Kitty Covey is the youngest sibling in the Covey family, and of course, her character provides some fun unexpected moments of noisy, younger sibling hijinks in the film. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Entire Cast of "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before" and the Characters They Play: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, and More," 17 Aug. 2018 The visitors at the Tianjin aquarium aren’t as noisy and the facility is open only during the day, Li says, whereas the mall stayed open into the night. National Geographic, "Nearly Two Years Later, ‘World’s Saddest Polar Bear’ No Longer Sad?," 11 May 2018 But the band was clearly more interested in the tight hooky rocking pop of bands like Big Star and Cheap Trick or the sweet vocal harmonies of the Hollies than in noisy art rock and disaffected post-punk. John Adamian,, "Seven Concerts You Might Want To See (And Why)," 9 June 2018 Admission and parking will be free, and Westover officials recommend bringing earmuffs or earplugs for noisy performances. Katie Camero,, "Great New England Air and Space show takes off this weekend," 13 July 2018

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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 \
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.
noisiness \-​zē-​nəs \ noun

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