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[noi-zee] /ˈnɔɪ zi/
adjective, noisier, noisiest.
making much noise:
noisy children.
abounding in or full of noise:
a noisy assembly hall.
characterized by much noise:
a noisy celebration; a noisy protest.
Origin of noisy
First recorded in 1685-95; noise + -y1
Related forms
noisily, adverb
noisiness, noun
unnoisily, adverb
unnoisy, adjective
Can be confused
noisome, noisy.
1. clamorous, tumultuous, uproarious; vociferous. See loud.
1. quiet. Unabridged
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  • Well, they can get rougher and noisier, and just anything goes, and this is some tough mob in here right now.

    Hookers Richard F. Mann
  • The next morning was noisier and gayer than anything Charmides had ever known.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • Would not Sedgett be a noisier claimant for the thousand than Edward?

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • "The place'll be pulled if you get any noisier," he interrupted, not ungently.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Soldiers in uniform were everywhere, some as guards, caring for the noisier ones.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • They were more cheerful (noisier) than the Old Doctor's House.

    A Houseful of Girls Sarah Tytler
  • Little men are always fussier and noisier than big men; little boys invariably howl more furiously than big boys.

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  • The hours struck and went by, and the room grew hotter and noisier.

British Dictionary definitions for noisier


adjective noisier, noisiest
making a loud or constant noise
full of or characterized by noise
Derived Forms
noisily, adverb
noisiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noisier



1690s, "making noise," also "full of noise," from noise + -y (2). Earlier was noiseful (late 14c.). Related: Noisily; noisiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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