noisy

[noi-zee]
See more synonyms for noisy on Thesaurus.com
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.

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

Synonyms for noisy

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com

Antonyms for noisy

1. quiet.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for noisily

Contemporary Examples of noisily

Historical Examples of noisily

  • All the instruments were loudly and noisily blown and beaten.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • He lit his pipe with great display and sucked at it noisily.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • He drank greedily, noisily, nor ceased until he had drained the vessel.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • It was only to lick his thick lips and gurgle 233 noisily in his fat throat.

  • They were relating their various exploits so noisily that scarcely a word could be heard.


British Dictionary definitions for noisily

noisy

adjective noisier or noisiest
  1. making a loud or constant noise
  2. full of or characterized by noise
Derived Formsnoisily, adverbnoisiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for noisily

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