\ 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

Other Words from noisy

noisily \ ˈnȯi-​zə-​lē How to pronounce noisy (audio) \ adverb
noisiness \ ˈnȯi-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce noisy (audio) \ noun

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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 It's beautifully animated and offers a respite from video games that are often noisy and action-packed. Rachel Metz, CNN, 22 July 2022 The household became very noisy and busy, and Baxter was not comfortable there. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 8 July 2022 Use of social channels is skyrocketing, and not just among the (suddenly almost middle-aged) millennials or their noisy and demanding successors, Generation Z: The majority of the baby boomer generation uses social media. Martin Taylor, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Drinks were inconsistent; rooms were noisy and crowded. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2022 The album’s dominant sound, however, is 2000s New York post-punk revival — oversized, noisy and nostalgic hammer riffs, which could fit in easily with The Strokes or TV on the Radio. Bobby Olivier, SPIN, 8 Apr. 2022 Village Trustee Jan Miller, who spoke as a resident at the meeting under the public forum, voiced concerns about the area being noisy and bright, with lights going on all the time. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2022 An advanced microphone system allows for clear calls in windy or noisy environments, while its rechargeable lithium battery gives up to 15 hours of play time. Anna Tingley, Variety, 12 July 2022 And women were more likely to strongly disagree that the environment when working from home is too busy or noisy. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 11 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for noisy


\ 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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