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noisy

[noi-zee]
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adjective, nois·i·er, nois·i·est.
  1. making much noise: noisy children.
  2. abounding in or full of noise: a noisy assembly hall.
  3. characterized by much noise: a noisy celebration; a noisy protest.

Origin of noisy

First recorded in 1685–95; noise + -y1
Related formsnois·i·ly, adverbnois·i·ness, nounun·nois·i·ly, adverbun·nois·y, adjective
Can be confusednoisome noisy

Synonyms

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1. clamorous, tumultuous, uproarious; vociferous. See loud.

Antonyms

1. quiet.
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Examples from the Web for noisier

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Historical Examples

  • The next morning was noisier and gayer than anything Charmides had ever known.

  • "The place'll be pulled if you get any noisier," he interrupted, not ungently.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • The evening had been a long and noisy one; longer and noisier than usual.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • An empty house is noisier to walk in and talk in than is a furnished one.

    Common Science

    Carleton W. Washburne

  • They were more cheerful (noisier) than the Old Doctor's House.


British Dictionary definitions for noisier

noisy

adjective noisier or noisiest
  1. making a loud or constant noise
  2. full of or characterized by noise
Derived Formsnoisily, adverbnoisiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noisier

noisy

adj.

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

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