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.

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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 The noisy buggers will sound their clarion call for three to five minutes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "If you hear a siren blaring in Cobb on Thursday, please don’t panic," 3 July 2018 Hebard’s double-double was her fourth in six career games against the Bruins (9-8, 2-3 Pac-12), who dropped their fifth in a row to the Ducks (15-1, 4-0) in front of a noisy crowd of 8,036 at Pauley Pavilion. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, "No. 5 Oregon women rout UCLA 72-52 with dominant 4th quarter," 13 Jan. 2019 The vote of 200-117 in Mrs. May’s favor among Tory Members of Parliament is a rebuke to a small but noisy faction that has long enjoyed outsize influence within the party. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Theresa May Hangs On," 12 Dec. 2018 The noisy, bloated spectacles of combat were surely the most expensive parts of the movie, but the money seems less like an imaginative tool than a substitute for genuine imagination. A.o. Scott, New York Times, "‘Avengers: Infinity War’: It’s Marvel’s Universe. We Just Live in It.," 24 Apr. 2018 With no tether and no direct guidance, SpotMini can now go out on patrol and make its way through a noisy indoor area while avoiding objects and even mastering some stairs. Popular Mechanics, "BostonDynamic's SpotMini Is Out on Patrol," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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.
noisiness \ -​zē-​nəs \ noun

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