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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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Examples from the Web for noisiest
Contemporary Examples
  • Reader, perhaps you are wondering: is there anything that Britain's noisiest Marxist, George Galloway, will not do for money?

Historical Examples
  • The prisoners were free, and their joy found vent in the noisiest demonstrations.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • The noisiest and the roughest there forgot the jests they had made at Lunardi's expense.

  • "Well, twinnies, yours was the noisiest table in the room," she laughed.

  • They are like our flies; our flies are the noisiest, most intrusive, most impertinent creatures.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • She had learned to accept with philosophy the noises of the noisiest of cities.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Altogether, it was the noisiest, dustiest, most harum-scarum race that can be imagined!

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • In the tiniest, noisiest noon his spirit is flooded with the stars.

    The Lost Art of Reading Gerald Stanley Lee
  • We had four askaris, one of whom was the noisiest man I have ever heard.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Villona and Riviere were the noisiest, but all the men were excited.

    Dubliners James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for noisiest


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 noisiest



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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