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[noiz-mey-ker] /ˈnɔɪzˌmeɪ kər/
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
First recorded in 1565-75; noise + maker
Related forms
noisemaking, noun, adjective Unabridged
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  • 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 strong-limbed crickets set up their thunderous noise, grown gravely bass with the increasing size of the noise-making organs.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • Three score and ten men have a noise-making power that words cannot describe.

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • Jerry knew these noise-making things for what they were—instruments of destruction and death.

    Jerry of the Islands Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for noise-making


(US & Canadian) something, such as a clapper or bell, used to make a loud noise at football matches, celebrations, etc
Derived Forms
noisemaking, noun, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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