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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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