\ 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

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 The Broken Arms is noisy and crowded with busybodies, including an elderly theatrical mouse named Manfred Crabgrass. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 At low levels of virus, data gathered from wastewater can also be noisy, and the CDC’s current wastewater dashboard can show some confusing readings. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 The in-person experience has also been noisy, as the neighboring jail constructs an underground tunnel linking to the new courthouse a block away. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2022 There were also complaints that the women’s room was noisy and that there was smoking taking place inside, which is against hotel policy. cleveland, 2 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, the Atlantic is noisy, with two other disturbances causing a commotion. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 13 Sep. 2021 More than 50 people inched along heel to toe, in an act that appeared to embody the quiet spirit of Buddhist meditation in a space where Americans often bring noisy controversy. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Patel and the orchestra were supportive of de la Motte and boisterous when her silence permitted more noisy animation. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 The new settlement, a tight cluster of squat homes made of drywall, was built without electricity and tucked between a noisy highway and a river. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of noisy

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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\ 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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