[ 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

noise·mak·ing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for noise-making


/ (ˈnɔɪzˌmeɪkə) /


US and Canadian something, such as a clapper or bell, used to make a loud noise at football matches, celebrations, etc

Derived Forms

noisemaking, noun, adjective
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