noise meaning

[ nɔiz ] Pronunciation:   "noise" in a sentence
  • Noun: noise  noyz
    1. Sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
      "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels" 
    2. The auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
      "modern music is just noise to me"
      - dissonance, racket 
    3. Electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
      - interference, disturbance 
    4. A loud outcry of protest or complaint
      "the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise"; "whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could" 
    5. Incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks
      "all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say" 
    6. The quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
      - randomness, haphazardness, stochasticity
    Verb: noise  noyz
    1. Emit a noise
      - make noise, resound

    Derived forms: noised, noising, noises

    See also: noisy

    Type of: auditory sensation, call, cry, go, incomprehensibility, irregularity, outcry, shout, sound, trouble, unregularity, vociferation, yell

    Encyclopedia: Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Noise Noise, vibration and harshness Noise, vibration, and harshness

  • [American slang]
    n. empty talk; nonsense.
    • I've had enough of your noise. Shut up!
    • That's nothing but noise. I want the truth.

  • [Architecture]

    Any sound which is unwanted because it is annoying, interferes with speech and hearing, or is intense enough to damage hearing.

  • [Business]
    noun [U]


    extra information, activity, etc. that is not what is needed:

    In all the noise of the Internet, I eventually found something relevant.

    Get rid of the noise and focus on your core activities.

    2 (Technical )

    extra electrical or electronic signals that are not part of the signal that is being broadcast or sent


    make noises (about sth) (informal)

    to talk in an indirect way about sth that you think you might do:

    The company has been making noises about closing several factories.

  • [Economics]
    In statistics, random fluctuations in data.


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  1. i request them to stop making such a noise ..
  2. i was confused by the loud noise in the room.
  3. there must be a threshold of thermal noise.
  4. the neighbours complained of the noise.
  5. noise will probably not hurt the airstream.

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