\ 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 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 However, the early gas turbine prototypes did not fulfill their great promise, proving unreliable, thirsty for fuel and incredibly noisy during their trials. Ben Jones, CNN, 8 June 2021 That same year a pair of researchers from Google and the Royal Institute of Technology at Stockholm published a paper showing how to crack 2028-bit RSA integers in 8 hours using 20 million noisy qubits. Arthur Herman, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Scars are there, but the city is impudent and noisy. NBC News, 26 May 2021 But only with the return of huge, noisy, unabashedly exuberant crowds over the past week are sports beginning to feel normal again. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 24 May 2021 That is, unless things get too noisy for those moving into the new homes because of that expanding business. cleveland, 21 May 2021 In other words, the two sides use her as a proxy site for today’s moral and political disputes, and the whole noisy affair seems to float free of the novels themselves. Dwight Lindley Iii, National Review, 16 May 2021 But the airiness certainly created a vibe far different from the usual noisy crush of stars and their entourages., 25 Apr. 2021 The unusually cluttered, noisy hallway becomes a juxtaposition signaling efficiency. David Wahlberg, Star Tribune, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jun 2021

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“Noisy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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 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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