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English noun: noise

1. noise (event) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)


SamplesHe enjoyed the street noises.
They heard indistinct noises of people talking.
During the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels.


Broader (hypernym)sound


Narrower (hyponym)bam, bang, banging, bark, blare, blaring, blast, boom, brouhaha, cacophony, chatter, chatter, chattering, chattering, chug, clack, clamor, clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clap, clap, clash, clatter, crack, cracking, crackle, crackling, crash, creak, creaking, crepitation, crunch, din, ding-dong, eruption, explosion, fizzle, grate, grinding, grumble, grumbling, grunt, hiss, hissing, howl, hubbub, hum, humming, hushing, katzenjammer, oink, pant, plash, plonk, plop, plump, racket, rale, rattle, rattling, report, rhonchus, roar, roaring, rumble, rumbling, rustle, rustling, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, scream, screaming, screech, screeching, scrunch, shriek, shrieking, shrilling, sibilation, sizzle, slam, snap, snap, snore, spatter, spattering, splash, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputter, sputtering, squawk, squeak, squish, stridulation, swoosh, thunder, thunder, uproar, whisper, whispering, whoosh

2. noise (cognition) the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience


SamplesModern music is just noise to me.


Synonymsdissonance, racket


Broader (hypernym)auditory sensation, sound

3. noise (event) electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication


Synonymsdisturbance, interference


Broader (hypernym)trouble


Narrower (hyponym)atmospheric static, atmospherics, background, background signal, clutter, crosstalk, fadeout, jitter, static, white noise, XT

4. noise (communication) a loud outcry of protest or complaint


SamplesThe 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.


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

5. noise (attribute) incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks


SamplesAll the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say.


Broader (hypernym)incomprehensibility

6. noise (attribute) the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan


Synonymshaphazardness, randomness, stochasticity


Broader (hypernym)irregularity, unregularity


Narrower (hyponym)ergodicity


English verb: noise

1. noise (perception) emit a noise


Synonymsmake noise, resound


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Narrower (hyponym)backfire, blare, blast, brattle, clack, clatter, claxon, clitter, crackle, creak, crunch, drown out, honk, howl, hum, jangle, jingle, jingle-jangle, purl, racket, ring out, roar, scranch, scraunch, screak, scream, screech, sizzle, skreak, sough, squeak, stridulate, whine









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