(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: event, sound

2. the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

- modern music is just noise to me

Similar word(s): dissonance, racket

Definition categories: thought, sound

3. electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

Similar word(s): disturbance, interference

Definition categories: event, trouble

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

Definition categories: communication, call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

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

Definition categories: attribute, incomprehensibility

6. the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan

Similar word(s): haphazardness, randomness, stochasticity

Definition categories: attribute, irregularity

Sentences with noise as a noun:

- He knew that it was trash day, when the garbage collectors made all the noise.

- The problems with the new computer system are causing a lot of noise at Head Office.


1. emit a noise

Similar word(s): resound

Definition categories: perception, go, sound