\ 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 Some Ferrari enthusiasts and analysts have questioned whether the company, which has built its brand over 75 years on the back of powerful and noisy conventional engines, can manage the transition to the quiet world of electric motors. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Ament enlisted the band’s current second guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, as well as instrumentalists John Wicks and Josh Evans, to create an oppressive and noisy score while the series was still in production. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 2 June 2022 The train to Provo was absolutely packed that day, and noisy, too. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 Dune, No Time to Die and West Side Story are big and noisy; Belfast and The Power of the Dog are subtle. The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Mar. 2022 With persistent and noisy horn honking, protesters are demanding governments at all levels lift their health restrictions, including vaccine and mask mandates, lockdowns and restrictions on businesses and gatherings. Paula Newton, CNN, 5 Feb. 2022 Three friends gambol drunkenly on the lawn, noisy in their adamant youthfulness. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 21 Jan. 2022 People with autism—a lifelong condition—may struggle to socialize and feel overwhelmed by noisy, colorful scenes. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 13 May 2022 The Agora – with its cavernous, often noisy space – was a challenging stage for Coverdale, who seemed an incongruous pick for Big Thief’s folky leanings on this tour. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 23 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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More Definitions for noisy


\ 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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