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noise

noise

 
pronunciation:
noIz
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: sound or a sound.
I heard a noise coming from downstairs.The engine made a strange noise.
synonyms:
sound
antonyms:
silence
definition 2: loud, unpleasant, harsh, or unwanted sound.
That sounds more like noise than music to me.We couldn't sleep in the morning because of the noise from the construction.Would you please stop making that noise?
synonyms:
din
antonyms:
peace, still
similar words:
cacophony, clamor, clangor, hullabaloo, pandemonium, racket, report, tumult
definition 3: a loud shouting or commotion.
We couldn't hear each other speak amid all the noise.
synonyms:
clamor, din, hubbub, racket
similar words:
clangor, clatter, ruckus, rumpus, uproar
definition 4: in electronics, a random, meaningless, or interfering signal.
synonyms:
static
similar words:
feedback, interference, white noise
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: noised, noises, noising
definition: to make known or public; spread as news or rumor.
They noised it about that he was unstable.
synonyms:
blab, broadcast, circulate
similar words:
bruit, repeat, spread
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to talk too much, esp. in public.
similar words:
blab, gossip, prate
Word Builder: noise +
  • noisy:
    making a lot of noise.