Definition of noise in English:
- Science is showing that these booming sounds and other loud noises are harming and even killing marine life.
- The two of them walked towards the back and Gianni flung open the door to Vito's room as a loud noise came from outside.
- She was cut short when we heard a loud noise outside.
- They say the venue is inappropriate and raise fears the event will cause suffering to the deer, loud noise and traffic chaos.
- The background music is played at an unobtrusive level and there is little or no traffic noise to disturb you.
- There have been widespread complaints from neighbours over loud noise and the extra traffic on a narrow country road.
- It traditionally makes critical noises but usually avoids using its veto power.
- A group of people sitting on the banks of the Todd start shouting at him and making threatening noises.
- Though the animals could not understand his words, they heard the derision in his tone and responded with offended noises of their own.
- Placing them between the transmitter and the antenna reduces broadband noise and other spurious signals radiated by the transmitter.
- This can often create a lot of noise, reducing the quality of image obtainable.
- GPS receivers don't yet work well indoors where electrical wiring and other noise can interfere with their faint signals.
- If we turn to constraints that contain random noise, the information content decreases further.
- The separation was robust against the fluctuation caused by random noise.
- This statistical outlier apparently represented important information rather than noise.
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- But now I must ask you not to noise it about to anyone.
- 1make a noise
- Speak or act in a way designed to attract a lot of attention or publicity: he knows how to make a noise and claim police harassmentMore example sentences
- It is understandable that he should recognise that it is easier to make a noise and win some superficial public recognition on a celebrity game show than in the Commons.
- Oddly, instead of boldly making a noise about its intentions, unexpected popularity made the Government proceed with caution and too many over-the-shoulder glances.
- ‘I think this review is just something they've come up with because we've been making a noise,’ said the man, who does not want to be identified.
- 2noises off
- Sounds made offstage to be heard by the audience of a play.Example sentences
- In Frayn's play, the noises off are the backstage screams and war cries of the actors who are all wrapped up in a farce of their own.
Middle English (also in the sense 'quarrelling'): from Old French, from Latin nausea 'seasickness' (see nausea).
nausea from Late Middle English:
Nausea originally meant ‘seasickness’ and is based on the Greek word naus, ‘ship’ also the source of the English word nautical (mid 16th century). Noise (Middle English) also comes from nausea—as it developed through Latin and early French, nausea took on a series of meanings that went from ‘seasickness’ to ‘upset, malaise’, and ‘disturbance, uproar’, and so to ‘noise’, which was the word's spelling and meaning when it first appeared in medieval English.
Words that rhyme with noiseavoirdupois, poise
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