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noisemaker Line breaks: noise|maker
Pronunciation: /ˈnɔɪzˌmeɪkə/

Definition of noisemaker in English:


North American
A device for making a loud noise at a festivity or sports match.
Example sentences
  • All around us, Berliners were letting off fireworks, firecrackers, noisemakers and rockets, and none too cautiously.
  • Guests at the celebration in southern Afghanistan were said to be firing weapons off like noisemakers, in keeping with ethnic tradition, when they were, mistakenly, attacked by U.S. forces.
  • The first rule never prevented Mississippi State fans from smuggling in cowbells, but home teams now can be penalized if their fans disrupt play with noisemakers.

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