\ 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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There were no noisy neighbors and there was no traffic outside, and our hosts were a sweet family of three: one full-fledged Mayan, one former Guatemalan, and one little blended mixture of the two. Julie Hatfield,, "A bedtime story, deep in the jungle in Belize," 2 July 2019 The band went on to become an important part of the influential, arty and noisy Boston scene. John Adamian,, "The captivating Kristin Hersh bringing her ’80s aesthetic to Space Ballroom," 14 June 2019 At lunchtime, this cafe is crowded and noisy with white-collar types who come here for the great sandwiches and coffee. Annette Tan, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Cafes in Singapore," 4 Mar. 2018 Before a relatively small (2,824) but noisy crowd in small (4,100 capacity) Devlin Arena on Thursday, UC smothered the underdog Green Wave with solid shooting, airtight defense and domination in most every statistical category. Tom Groeschen,, "Cincinnati Bearcats: Takeaways from AAC title-sharing win at Tulane, Evans update," 2 Mar. 2018 The noisy parades highlighted blue collar workers’ opposition to House Bill 2020, a bill to regulate carbon emissions., "Winners and losers of Oregon’s 2019 legislative session," 1 July 2019 The audience burst into noisy applause, and even Biden paused to clap for Harris. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "All of the Highlights From Night 2 of the 2020 Democratic Debate," 28 June 2019 Devorius and several others are bopping around the noisy, busy room. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Why a seemingly chaotic pre-K class may be the best kind," 28 June 2019 Virtually every left-of-center rapper, rock band, pop artist, or noisy experimentalist playing has been championed by the site's review section. Chris Payne, Billboard, "What Does It Mean to Be an Independent Festival in 2019?," 26 June 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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