sound, especially of a loud, harsh, or confused kind: deafening noises.
a sound of any kind: to hear a noise at the door.
loud shouting, outcry, or clamor.
a nonharmonious or discordant group of sounds.
an electric disturbance in a communications system that interferes with or prevents reception of a signal or of information, as the buzz on a telephone or snow on a television screen.
Informal. extraneous, irrelevant, or meaningless facts, information, statistics, etc.: The noise in the report obscured its useful information.
Informal. rumor or gossip, especially slander.
Usually noises .Informal. a statement or utterance that hints at or expresses a feeling or intention, especially without action being taken: There’s been some angry noise about the new curriculum. He’s making noises to the press about running for mayor. We’re hearing sympathetic noises from many countries, but haven't received any concrete offers of assistance.
to spread, as a report or rumor; disseminate (usually followed by about or abroad): A new scandal is being noised about.
to talk much or publicly.
to make a noise, outcry, or clamor.
- un·noised, adjective
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How to use noise in a sentence
This was only one of a number of wild rumours that were noised about that morning in the confusion and uncertainty.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
Before night it became noised through the village that the great proprietor had been to the oil regions.Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
The story of the bogus package had been noised abroad through later messengers and dispatches from the Gap.Warrior Gap | Charles King
Such a miraculous event was soon noised abroad, and multitudes crowd to learn the fact.
That curiosity became suspicion; and it was not long before it was noised abroad that he was the guilty one.Frank in the Mountains | Harry Castlemon
British Dictionary definitions for noise
a sound, esp one that is loud or disturbing
loud shouting; clamour; din
any undesired electrical disturbance in a circuit, degrading the useful information in a signal: See also signal-to-noise ratio
undesired or irrelevant elements in a visual image: removing noise from pictures
talk or interest: noise about strikes
(plural) conventional comments or sounds conveying a reaction, attitude, feeling, etc: she made sympathetic noises
make a noise to talk a great deal or complain
make noises about informal to give indications of one's intentions: the government is making noises about new social security arrangements
noises off theatre sounds made offstage intended for the ears of the audience: used as a stage direction
(tr; usually foll by abroad or about) to spread (news, gossip, etc)
(intr) rare to talk loudly or at length
(intr) rare to make a din or outcry; be noisy
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