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noisy

[noi-zee] /ˈnɔɪ zi/
adjective, noisier, noisiest.
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
1685-1695
1685-95; noise + -y1
Related forms
noisily, adverb
noisiness, noun
unnoisily, adverb
unnoisy, adjective
Can be confused
noisome, noisy.
Synonyms
1. clamorous, tumultuous, uproarious; vociferous. See loud.
Antonyms
1. quiet.
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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
  • These could not fail to pin the tongue, and effectually silence the noisiest brawler.

    Bygone Punishments William Andrews
  • She had learned to accept with philosophy the noises of the noisiest of cities.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • The noisiest of all the gathering was Mr. Frog, the tailor, who lived over by the creek.

    The Tale of Kiddie Katydid Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Altogether, it was the noisiest, dustiest, most harum-scarum race that can be imagined!

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • The noisiest and the roughest there forgot the jests they had made at Lunardi's expense.

  • In the tiniest, noisiest noon his spirit is flooded with the stars.

    The Lost Art of Reading Gerald Stanley Lee
  • They were Lawkins and Pringle, two of the noisiest and most impudent of their respectable fraternity.

    The Willoughby Captains Talbot Baines Reed
  • We had four askaris, one of whom was the noisiest man I have ever heard.

    In Africa John T. McCutcheon
  • The blackbirds, three species of which consort together, are the noisiest of all our feathered citizens.

British Dictionary definitions for noisiest

noisy

/ˈnɔɪzɪ/
adjective noisier, noisiest
1.
making a loud or constant noise
2.
full of or characterized by noise
Derived Forms
noisily, adverb
noisiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noisiest

noisy

adj.

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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