\ 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

Examples of noisy in a Sentence

The playground was filled with noisy children. His lawnmower is very noisy.
Recent Examples on the Web Near the Pyrenees, a new resident in Foix filed a complaint against the village because the church bells were too noisy. The Economist, "Townies v tractors French urbanites fuss about rustic noises and smells," 20 June 2020 In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. Ellen Knickmeyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Near Trump’s rally site, black Tulsa lives with fiery legacy," 17 June 2020 Critics also warned that filling the 19,000-capacity arena with a raucous, noisy crowd would create conditions perfect for the spread of the novel coronavirus. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Rally gives Trump chance to go on attack after weeks of defense," 16 June 2020 Square was noisy but peaceful, with the majority of protesters wearing masks to protect against the coronavirus. Pan Pylas,, "Antiracism protesters rally around world, topple statue," 7 June 2020 Reviewers say it’s easy to use, not too noisy, and works great for back pain. Braelyn Wood,, "The 12 Best Back Massagers to Soothe Sore Muscles and Alleviate Tension," 1 June 2020 There have been hints of a possible exomoon over the past couple of years, but these have been disputed because of the difficulty of interpreting noisy data. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "European exoplanet mission will scrutinize known worlds," 18 Dec. 2019 The woman was a passenger in the car, which police first noticed because the muffler was noisy. Bob Sandrick,, "Resident finds 7-month-old boy in intersection; police arrest drunk driver with hand in popcorn: Berea police blotter," 29 Aug. 2019 The idea is that a network rids noisy input data of extraneous details as if by squeezing the information through a bottleneck, retaining only the features most relevant to general concepts. Quanta Magazine, "New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Noisy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce noisy (audio)

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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