Definition of noisy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnoizē/

adjective (noisier, noisiest)

1Making or given to making a lot of noise: a noisy, giggling group of children diesel cars can be very noisy
More example sentences
  • It is very obvious from the many letters to these pages, and from the escalating number of complaints to the authorities, that noise and noisy neighbours are a major cause of distress.
  • It may not necessarily be the vehicle itself that is noisy; maybe the noise is from the tyres, the stereo, or whatever.
  • There are a few points in our songs were we do get loud/noisy, but we do it in a dynamic way… we are very big on our dynamics.
rowdy, clamorous, boisterous, turbulent, uproarious, riotous, rambunctious, rackety;
chattering, talkative, vociferous, shouting, screaming
loud, fortissimo, blaring, booming, overloud, deafening, thunderous, tumultuous, clamorous, ear-splitting, piercing, strident, cacophonous, raucous
1.1Full of or characterized by noise: noisy scenes outside the court building the bar was crowded and noisy
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  • Really, the older I get, the less I like noisy smoky bars full of stupid drunk people.
  • The room was bright and noisy, full of women talking excitedly.
  • The road outside was busy and noisy - a source of dust and petrol fumes.
1.2(Of a person or group of people) stridently seeking to attract attention to their views.
Example sentences
  • It has attracted some powerful and noisy exponents.
  • Its noisy antics to pressure companies into making changes may not be to everyone's taste but at least it has swung the balance back in favour of the shareholder.
  • Selective support for some of the projects is attracting no comment from the ever noisy and vigilant environment lobby, feeding the theory that a land grab for pals is the motive.
2 technical Accompanied by or introducing random fluctuations that obscure the real signal or data.
Example sentences
  • Although TV snow obscures the main picture, a noisy signal can sometimes improve visual perception.
  • Integrating the noisy velocity signal gave a noisy displacement signal that was not useful.
  • Like many other researchers, we found the large and noisy background signal from tungsten to be a problem.



Pronunciation: /ˈnoizēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The venue's sound system did them justice and really showcased the noisiness, the melodic nuances and the vocals.
  • Indeed, solutions like the muffler to deal with the noisiness of early automobiles inspired confidence.
  • Whilst he wasn't the worst father in the world and paid the children a bit of attention he preferred the peace and quiet of our dining room to the noisiness of four children eating.

Words that rhyme with noisy


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Syllabification: nois·y

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