noisier; noisiest
: making noise
noisy trucks and buses
: full of or characterized by noise or clamor
a noisy office
a noisy scene
: noticeably showy, gaudy, or bright : conspicuous
a noisy sweater
noisily adverb
noisiness noun

Examples of noisy in a Sentence

The playground was filled with noisy children. His lawnmower is very noisy.
Recent Examples on the Web Evaporative humidifiers have a reputation for being a little noisier compared to ultrasonic humidifiers, but noise is not much of an issue with the Stadler Form Oskar Humidifier. Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Apr. 2024 Median leaves the sharpest but noisiest result, while Despeckle is something of a compromise. PCMAG, 26 Mar. 2024 Pumps of the past For decades after the first electric breast pump was invented in the 1940s, they were widely considered painful, cumbersome, heavy and noisy. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2024 The Royal Promenade, with karaoke and a piano bar, could get crowded and noisy at peak times. Ceylan Yeğinsu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2024 Electric cars are quieter than gas engines, and a bike makes the electric car seem loud, but an owl makes all human existence sound noisy and clumsy in the extreme. Jack Gedney, The Mercury News, 11 Mar. 2024 Compared to the quiet of working from their kitchen tables or from bed, many employees have found their offices noisy and distracting. Rachyl Jones, Fortune, 7 Mar. 2024 The report looks at the following factors that contribute to noisy cities: Population density, traffic density, public transportation, construction projects, and the number of flights per day, among other factors. The Courier-Journal, 16 Mar. 2024 Perhaps my favorite noisy aquarium fish are the Synodontis catfishes, which produce a rasping sound that resembles a growl that can easily be heard outside their aquarium during territorial disputes. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of noisy was in 1675

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“Noisy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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noisier; noisiest
: making noise
: full of or characterized by noise
a noisy street
noisily adverb
noisiness noun

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