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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.
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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

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Antonyms

1. quiet.
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  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for noisiest

noisy

adjective noisier or noisiest
  1. making a loud or constant noise
  2. full of or characterized by noise
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Derived Formsnoisily, adverbnoisiness, 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.

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