- a person or thing that makes noise, as a reveler on New Year's Eve, Halloween, etc., or a rattle, horn, or similar device used on such an occasion.
Origin of noisemaker
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Examples from the Web for noise-making
Their excitement and noise-making rose sharply as he entered.The Small World of M-75
Ed M. Clinton, Jr.
But I will not help you to get any more drums or other noise-making things.Sube Cane
Edward Bellamy Partridge
By one o'clock in the morning, excitement and noise-making had tired out nearly everybody but the orator.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The strong-limbed crickets set up their thunderous noise, grown gravely bass with the increasing size of the noise-making organs.The Forgotten Planet
Three score and ten men have a noise-making power that words cannot describe.The Everett massacre
Walker C. Smith
- US and Canadian something, such as a clapper or bell, used to make a loud noise at football matches, celebrations, etc
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