noisy

adjective
\ 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

Synonyms

clangorous, dinning, discordant, rackety

Antonyms

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

The Tory government too often bows to small groups of noisy... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Britain’s Shale Resignation," 30 Apr. 2019 Basketball, as Louisville's players have said so often this season, is the elixir to the most serious of their ills, the sanctuary to their noisy worlds. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville basketball's Anas Mahmoud after NKU win: 'We're going to play for each other'," 14 Mar. 2018 The diesel engine is a bit noisy at idle, but isn't all that noticeable at highway speeds. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "GMC Terrain: New generation arrives with a diesel engine option," 9 Mar. 2018 Those who welcome migrants, and those less concerned about the issue, are less noisy. Ian Bremmer, Time, "Italy’s Populists Are Stirring Up Anti-Migrant Sentiment to Win Votes. It Could Get Ugly," 1 Mar. 2018 Ringing or humming in the ears are telltale signs that a workplace is too noisy, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Esther Fung, WSJ, "Why Are People Wearing Earplugs in Church? Hint: It’s Not the Sermon," 25 Jan. 2019 Because of the discomfort of wearing a mask, hooked up to a noisy machine, many patients struggle to adapt to nightly use. Marshall Allen, Ars Technica, "You snooze, you lose: Insurers make the old adage literally true," 21 Nov. 2018 Yet the noisy Algerian press, which habitually decodes the often inscrutable world of politics, has been unable to decipher the reason for the massive clearout. Aomar Ouali And Elaine Ganley, Fox News, "Algerian generals, others fired without explanation," 12 Sep. 2018 In our noisy, look-at-me Internet world, Ross’s tranquil manner is an oasis. Julia Lyon, Washington Post, "People are waiting in line. Is it Hamilton? No, it’s Bob Ross on YouTube.," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of noisy was in 1675

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More Definitions for noisy

noisy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of noisy

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

noisy

adjective
\ 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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