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1 loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound
  • the incessant noise of traffic on Fifth Avenue made normal conversation impossible

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2 a violent shouting
  • keep the noise down, you kids!

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3 information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
  • there's been a lot of noise that the stock is ready to skyrocket, but I'll believe it when I see it

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The first known use of noise was in the 13th century

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“Noise.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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