I call them Tristan and Isolde because they make noises in the night.
She had begun to make noises too, a modified hooting more like a pigeon's call.
Five babies at different stages of refractoriness are sprawling about on this strip of floor; they make noises all the time.
So men are hired to act as scarecrows and make noises to frighten the birds away.
A singer will start at the wrong time, will for a whole verse, perhaps, make noises in a different key; the pianist never fails.
I used to make noises, keeping one hand on my throat while the other hand felt the movements of my lips.
Even Andy, whose brain rarely ever stopped working, began to make noises like a tennis cabinet.
He shuffled towards her, put his arms round her, and began to make noises as if he was in pain.
They make noises when they wish to excite the attention of those who have not the gift of seeing them.
He can only make noises, and cry, and drink, and slither about in his bath like a piece of wet soap.
early 13c., "loud outcry, clamor, shouting," from Old French noise "din, disturbance, uproar, brawl" (11c., in modern French only in phrase chercher noise "to pick a quarrel"), also "rumor, report, news," apparently from Latin nausea "disgust, annoyance, discomfort," literally "seasickness" (see nausea).
Another theory traces the Old French word to Latin noxia "hurting, injury, damage." OED considers that "the sense of the word is against both suggestions," but nausea could have developed a sense in Vulgar Latin of "unpleasant situation, noise, quarrel" (cf. Old Provençal nauza "noise, quarrel"). Meaning "loud or unpleasant sound" is from c.1300. Replaced native gedyn (see din).
late 14c., "to praise; to talk loudly about," from noise (n.). Related: Noised; noising.