noisier; noisiest
: making noise
noisy trucks and buses
: full of or characterized by noise or clamor
a noisy office
a noisy scene
: noticeably showy, gaudy, or bright : conspicuous
a noisy sweater
noisily adverb
noisiness noun

Examples of noisy in a Sentence

The playground was filled with noisy children. His lawnmower is very noisy.
Recent Examples on the Web If true love is being able to hear your beloved’s signature laugh from across a crowded, noisy room, then A$AP Rocky is the love guru. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 20 Nov. 2023 The team notes this is particularly helpful in situations such as lung monitoring, since the organ is simply too quiet when compared to noisy hospital surroundings. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2023 The country, or a very noisy part of it, turned against him, and eventually, after a decade of critical and political abuse, Chaplin left the United States, cashed out his American assets, bought a house in Switzerland, and did not return for twenty years. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Numbering some 30,000, the noisy crowd doubled the turnstile count of one night earlier for the football Aztecs’ game against Utah State. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2023 Bird’s musical color is magenta, and it gets passed to Coltrane who abstracts the shape of the sound, and then that gets passed to Hendrix, in whose hands the sound becomes electrified, noisy. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 7 Nov. 2023 In the center of territories and farther away from neighboring groups, the animals tended to move around more and to feed more—both noisy activities. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Nov. 2023 Filling a room with soft but dense furniture, thick rugs and heavy curtains can also make a noisy room feel more comfortable auditorily. Gabe Bullard, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 On Wednesday the union held similar noisy protests outside the Viceroy Santa Monica, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, the Courtyard Marriott Santa Monica and the Hampton Inn Santa Monica all of which are full with AFM attendees. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of noisy was in 1675

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“Noisy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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noisier; noisiest
: making noise
: full of or characterized by noise
a noisy street
noisily adverb
noisiness noun

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