\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

Examples of noisy in a Sentence

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

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Despite the best efforts of the BEA’s excellent civil servants, the underlying data are noisy and incomplete, meaning that revisions to GDP growth estimates can be large and often confusing. Jason Furman, WSJ, "The Economy Is Growing Faster Than the Government Says," 9 July 2018 Moving a little hesitantly through the noisy, jovial crowd was the 22-year-old who weeks ago had struggled to start the program because of the two shootings. Annie Sweeney,, "In hopes of stopping bloodshed, a multimillion-dollar effort is providing jobs, therapy to city's most violent," 8 June 2018 A bird as familiar to Ghanaians as a street pigeon, and that once raided fruit crops in big noisy flocks, is all but gone. National Geographic, "This Popular Parrot 'Talks' Like Us. But We're Silencing It.," 21 May 2018 Chicago multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and Ohio noisy pop group Didi are opening. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Alice Glass, Flatbush Zombies, Haim," 8 May 2018 After the Senate passed the tax and budget bills — despite noisy protests outside the chamber — protesters shifted their efforts to the other end of the Capitol as the House took up the measures. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky teachers fill Capitol with all-day display of outrage over pensions, school funding," 2 Apr. 2018 Subjects include politics, pickles, religion, relationships, fancy coffee and noisy neighbors. Rochelle O'gorman,, "With days like these, take time to listen and laugh," 24 Mar. 2018 That aside, restaurant owners routinely deny service to obnoxious Yelpers, noisy children, and even critical restaurant reviewers—this is the norm. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "Blacklist Every Last One of Them," 26 June 2018 Unfortunately, tonight and tomorrow will see a rather noisy collision of events indeed., "Friday The 13th Will Be A Hotbed Of Astrological Activity — Should We All Just Stay Home?," 12 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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