Definition of white noise in English:

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white noise

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noun

[mass noun] Physics
Noise containing many frequencies with equal intensities.
Example sentences
  • She wears headphones which play continuous white noise or pink noise.
  • Because white noise contains most sound frequencies, it is commonly used to mask other sounds.
  • Near the end the mix becomes very hot, distorting at high frequencies and blooming into white noise around the edges.

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